Why wait till the new year?
With the new year comes the new resolutions. I used to be a firm believer of new year's resolutions too, writing down my goals for the upcoming year in my diary, journal, etc etc. When I was in junior high and high school, my resolutions would always be something along the lines of: "I will study harder and get better grades at school," "I will not fight with my sister so much," or "I will practice my flute more often." Come college, my resolutions became: "I will master so-and-so asana this year." But that's equally as stupid because that was somewhat ego-driven. And then this year, I don't have any. I am now a firm UNbeliever of new year's resolutions. I am, however, a believer of everyday, every hour, every minute resolutions. Why wait till the following year when you can start today? Each day is a new day, and each day you can set down some goals for yourself to achieve. Each day, each hour, each minute, each second, they're all a new day, a new hour, a new minute, a new second.
The best present is one you give yourself, because we all deserve to have that present. Make the most use of each and everyone of your present of every passing moment.