It's a tradition isn't it? I like making them as to me it signifies part of the New Year.
I must say though, that in the past I have been guilty of making those wildly impossible resolutions that are made on the spur of the moment, maybe they were alcohol induced, and were quickly abandoned leading to the guilt factor.
Eg I am going to lose x number of lbs in January - never happened
I am going to stop smoking - never happened
Note: I did stop smoking but not as a result of a New Years Resolution.
There is such a plethora of goal setting info around these days that even that can become a chore so don't make it into one. Leave goal setting for another time.
My take is to keep it lighthearted and in a joyful spirit
... smile at people - they do respond
... do a good deed each day. It may sound trite but it's a good thing
... take time to listen
... be patient with those you love
... have fun
... slow down
and so on
Think of some ideas with your kids. Kids are terrific at coming up with these ideas. Now the teacher in me might want to make a chart, I'm chart obsessed but you don't need to, unless you really want to.
... just be nice
I guarantee you will be less stressed and much happier.
Give it a go.