I thought about having a new years resolution, but I decided against it. I thought about starting some 365 day project, but I decided against that, too. I've realized that I need to optimize for minimally impacting failure. A year long daily project, like writing 1000 words a day or a short story every day, means that at any point in the year the entire project can "fail". This creates a negative. A demotivational aspect. Something to feel bad about. Motivating structures should create motivation, not destroy it. So, instead of a New Year's resolution, I want to focus (not just this year, but ongoing) on small, focused personal projects and improvements. They can start and stop whenever I decide, and some times I'll determine when they'll end and other times I'll just see how long they go. Some of these will be experiments in self quantification. Others will be personal changes or developments, or creative projects. Some of them will go the way I want and others will not, but I'll learn from all of them. I do not have a New Year's resolution, but my new year will be filled with evolutions.
While I don't have New Years resolutions I do have "things I want to do (more of)" and "things I want to do less of". These are important, but not because it is a different year. They are on going and should always be worked on.