A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.
A New Year's Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year, and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a new year's resolution plan to do so for the whole following year.
Popular goals include resolutions to:
Improve well-being: lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, stop biting nails
Improve finances: get out of debt, save money
Improve career: get a better job
Improve education: improve grades, get a better education, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music), study often,
Improve self: become more organized, reduce stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent, perhaps watch less television, play less sitting-down video games
Take a trip
Volunteer to help others, practice life skills, use civic virtue, give to charity
For the year 2012, the top 5 resolutions, as identified by a SlideShare survey were:
Read at least one book per month
Get enough sleep
Keep a journal of awesome moments
QUOTED FROM WIKIPEDIA