The main thing I would add for resolutions is to think of them as goals; not just for the new year but as building blocks for the next 5 or 10. Each year at this time, my family and I make personal, professional, spiritual, and financial goals that align with our long term plans, hopes or dreams (not sure of the word there). What amazes me is that unless something dramatic happens like 9-11, Dot-Com bubble, or some other life changing event, we make 95% of them year after year. Even if one of these events occur, the goal is only put of for a year or two; the result is inevitable. What seems impossible on Jan 1 will appear simple come Dec 31"
This is a good example of holistic goal setting approach. Thank you Rtodd, I always wanted to be able to define what I meant by holistic goal setting, but you did it very neatly here !! :)-