I have come to the conclusion that New Years resolutions are fraught with danger.
You are "intimidated" to make resolutions by friends and the media and the long held belief that that is what one should do for the New year.
I believe that we all have 2 New Years. January 1st, the one the world recognizes as the new year and your Birth date. I find that making a resolution on your birth date makes the resolution personal to you.
No resolution will work unless it is something that you consciously want to change.
Also many people think that a resolution has to do with things like weight loss, exercise, eating healthy, quit smoking and goals like that. While they are great goals you can set yourself up for failure if this is not a lifestyle change that you really want to make.
Make your resolution about someone else, clean a closet and donate clothing, donate some time, get rid of the books you are done with and donate to the library for the sale, donate time or food at a local animal shelter.
Best wishes to all and I hope the resolutions that are made are successful.
Don't forget that food pantry donations are needed year round. (Maybe even more needed when we are a bit away from the holidays when it is not on TV or in the paper.)