For me, being able to revisit the goals I've made in the format of a word document is most useful and productive. I make a table with different columns and log my progress as the year goes on -- it helps me be more accountable.
Here is what it looks like (I've provided examples in each category):
This year I'm adding a few more to my list -- some are concrete and some are more abstract:
- Be more patient (abstract, obviously)
- Renew my vegan vows (concrete)
- Decide on and commit to a dissertation topic (concrete)
- Allow myself to relax (abstract)
What kinds of resolutions are you all making this year?