Ringing in the new year with resolutions

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Happy New Year! How are you going to mark Day 1 of 2013? Will you start a new hobby? Flock to the gym (best of luck)? Cook something new? Try to recover from a big celebration the night before? Write out a list of resolutions?

I wasn't big on the New Year's resolutions tradition until last year, the first time I ever made a few and stuck to them for longer than just the first week of January. For me, it worked because my resolutions weren't really resolutions at all, but more of a list of concrete things I wanted to do or accomplish throughout the year. I'm obsessed with making lists (and have a plethora of notebooks and post-it notes to prove it), so I used that to my advantage.

Some things I wanted to do in 2012 were substantial (get a job I love – check!) and others were really silly (get Mindy Kaling, also known as Kelly Kapoor on “The Office” and star of “The Mindy Project,” to acknowledge my existence on Twitter – also check!). This year, my resolutions are along the same lines. A few for 2013: complete 52 acts of kindness; learn a new skill; read two books per month.

I asked some the team to share their thoughts on resolutions. Here’s what some of them had to say...