This post was published on New Year’s Day in 2012 on the UI Women’s Center’s Blog.

By definition, to resolve is to make a firm decision to do (or not to do) something. New Year’s resolutions abound: quit smoking, get organized, embrace health and fitness, live a more balanced life, save money, learn how to (fill in the blank)… Sound familiar? And, there are many resources out there to help you make the resolutions and then help you stick with them… In general, there’s tremendous pressure out there to resolve to do something. How many of us clicked on Facebook in the past day or so and saw how many people are stating publically what they resolve to do in 2012. Now instead of just our close friends and family, we have the whole social media world out there to hold us accountable for our resolutions.