Sometimes it works... sometimes not. It's the same with resolutions, except those are made for an entire year! I can't predict if I can do something differently for a year, but maybe that's just me (or is it?).
I wonder how many people make New Year's Resolutions actually keep them for the entire year. Come on... raise your hands.
I did a little research and according to WebMd "Statistics show that at the end of January, some 64% of resolvers are still hanging in there; six months later, that number drops to 44%.
This is what The Guardian (Winner if the Pulitzer Prize) had to say; "Less than a Quarter of those asked for a university study had managed to stick to their resolutions.
Of the 78% who failed, may had focused on the downside of not achieving their goals; they had suppressed their cravings fantasied about being successful, and adopted a role model or relied on willpower alone.
On the other hand, people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goals into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these.
They also told their friends about their goals, focused on the benefits of success and kept a diary of their progress"
I'm not going to get any more lengthy than this because I think you get the point. It's easy to "say" what you're going to do, but not as easy to go through with it without determination and planning.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!