'But not so!' says the girl who makes the same promise to herself each year, '2013 will be different'! I turned to Kendra Cherry, our About.com Guide to Psychology, for a few suggestions for keeping your New Year's resolutions.
Kendra's advice is to stick to a single resolution and make it realistic. So I've got just one resolution this year - love my clothes. That's right. No more standing in front of a closet full of clothes with cartoon question marks popping all around my head (then the exclamation points... that's when it gets ugly). Either I like it, I change it, or I ditch it in 2013.
I'll need just two formidable allies to conquer this resolution: My arsenal of style hacks and the local thrift store.
It's time to become one with the thrift store. The plan is to modify what I don't like, but I'm not a miracle worker. Let's face it; DIY experiments can end up looking like a 90's nightmare. A few pieces will inevitably have to find new owners who crave that Saved by the Bell look. Also, I'm not rich. The replacements for my cast-offs need to come cheap. Once, I actually re-bought the same shirt I donated months before. Go figure.
So here, I am, fresh faced and ready for the new year. With any luck, I'll spend less time scowling at my closet in my underwear. If I can achieve just that one thing, I'm calling this plan a success.