I'm not one for setting resolutions. I have nothing against them mind you, but if I really want to do something I do it no matter what time of year it is. Also, I think by making this list of new resolutions and "wiping the slate clean", we're missing out on something. You don't really want to erase every aspect of this year, so instead I offer you a new way to look at the New Year. Some of you may already do this.
Every New Year's Eve I burn candles with intent. My bayberry candle gets burned on Christmas Eve as it's tradition in my family. Instead, I burn a white 7-day candle to clear out any negativity (white for purity) and I get a few small tapers representing the things I'd like to invite into my home this year. Usually it's blue for health, orange (or yellow) for happiness, and green for abundance. Health, wealth, and happiness...a time honored toast for the New Year. But use whatever you want or need. You know the drill, set them somewhere they won't be disturbed or on your altar if you use one; light each candle with intent (whatever works for you, there is no "right" way); and let them burn all the way down. REMEMBER-one of these candles will be burning for a week so make sure it's in a safe spot before you light it.
The twist on the resolutions is this...instead of making a list of all the things you want to change, make a list of all the things you want to bring with you from this year into the New Year. Things you want to remember. Just a slight change in the way you look at things can make all the difference. So, make your list (before you light the candles) and place said list under the 7-day candle. Again, leave it alone until it's burned itself out. You can keep the list tucked away somewhere until next year or you can bury it with any remaining wax from your candles (if you have a yard).
Happy New Year!