I've actually done pretty well with last year's (unstated) resolution. I didn't say it out loud because then it would become a "have to," and I don't do well with "have to's," even when it's me giving the orders. Let's just say I suggested to myself that life might be, if not easier, at least neater if I were to put a thing away instead of just putting it down wherever I happened to be. For the most part, I've been successful. I have noticed that I don't go into full-fledged panic about clutter if someone shows up at the door.
I wake up each morning with an ambitious list of things I will do that day. It usually turns out that the list was overly ambitious to the point of being overwhelming, stunning me into inactivity like a pole-axed ox. After giving this situation considerable thought, I'm suggesting to myself this year that I look at the list and pick two attainable goals for the day. It actually worked yesterday. I felt a good sense of accomplishment last night, instead of kicking myself for not doing anything I'd planned, as I usually do. Since my suggestion is not a hard-and-fast rule, I've nothing to rebel against, no reason to set my heels and balk. I think it might work. (Dusting is not on the list for today.)
It snowed on New Year's Day last year. Yesterday was so warm I went to the barn in shirt sleeves and still popped a sweat. I didn't light the wood stove day or night. The front door stayed open all afternoon. I crossed two things off my To-Do list.
It was a good day.