Lads and Lassies, I reccomend HABIT RPG for your New Years Goals and Resolutions. It's a fun way to keep track of daily goals and new things you're trying.
It's an RPG where you are the character, and completing the tasks you set for yourself is what levels you up.
Here's where you can check it out for yourself. https://habitrpg.com/
I'm using it this year. Maybe you'll find use for it too.
One goal I have is to document things much more. For instance, grocery shopping. Until recently, I would go into the store with only a mental checklist and a vague impression of lacking food in the house. Why should I be wasting brain cycles on creating a new inventory list each time I walk in to a store?
By writing an inventory list of 15 or so staples I've turned shopping into a boolean. Have this, don't have that. It's mindless and completely freeing. I can now think about other projects while I walk through the isles. And it takes half the time since my inventory is sorted by location in the store.
Just did my monthly review for December and so my goals for January are as follows:
My top goal for 2013 is to write a book. In 2012, I've successfully written a 115 page e-book, so I should be able to do this. It's just a matter of self-discipline.
Nice. What's your normal writing process like?
Why do you get off of it sometimes?
At first, I wrote for 60 minutes every day, doing freewriting with a bit of editing or just editing. I tied that to the end of my morning ritual (before checking email). Then I decreased the minutes to 30, because it was sometimes painful. And then I've written only on some days. Frankly, I'm not sure why. It had to be fear of some kind. To finish the book, I've worked with an editor - that has really helped me to push it to completion.
Now I know 100% that I can do it, and that I can give tremendous value to the world through my writing. This should help with the resistance; but it's probably not all there is to it.
I think writing daily is the best way - even if I would use the time just for research and capturing a few ideas. I always like to have a main goal/focus.