I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions because if I had any flaws I would have fixed them already. No, that’s not really it. The real reason is that most resolutions are never fully met. If you resolve to lose 20 pounds and keep it off, you never really finish. If you resolve to “be a better person”, you never get to quit being good without blowing you resolution commitment.
If, however, you want to do something meaningful and have an endpoint at which time you can say “I achieved my resolution” — then I have an idea. Do that security upgrade that you have been thinking about. It could be installing security cameras in your home or putting motion-activated lights outside your house, installing deadbolts, locking up papers and jewelry in a fire/burglary safe, securing your guns in a gun safe, properly protecting your coin or stamp collection, etc.
Spend some time studying what you need, spend enough money to buy quality products, and then arrange for installation. By the middle of January, you can sit back with a cold beer and feel proud that you accomplished your resolution. No guilt for the rest of the year! Besides, if you try to be a better person than you really are, that’s likely to cause more stress, which might make you gain weight, then you feel bad so you start to . . .
Have a great 2015!