You may find your New Year resolutions hard to keep because you're not keeping it simple. According to Forbes Magazine, the reason some resolutions fail is because you're not being specific enough.
For example, instead of saying you want to go on a diet for the New Year...make small changes to your daily eating habits, like giving up that daily soda or latte. If you want to quit smoking, don't wait for a day to stop cold turkey, because that's not going to happen. Instead, gradually cut back. When it comes to exercise, find something fun or a workout buddy who will help motivate you.