Unrealistic resolutions are easily discarded. So do not resolve to change your whole life. Instead, set small, specific goals. Get up 15 minutes earlier for a quick morning walk. Sip water rather than coffee. Eat a piece of fruit after dinner. Stretch during TV commercials. Choose only those resolutions that are realistic and that help you feel good about yourself. When the clock strikes midnight, you will be poised for success.
Source: The Daily Star, January 10, 2008