Some New Year's resolutions are just never going to work out, and the best thing you can do about that is to stop making them.
Like the resolution to lose weight. It's not that you'll never get down to the size you want to be—it's just all wrong as a New Year's resolution. First off, January 1 is the worst time to start over. There's holiday food everywhere. You might even be hungover and need a bag of fries. But when failure strikes, your January 1 mindset means you have to wait another whole year to try again. Sure, try to lose weight, but don't make any grandiose resolutions.