<b>4 surprising ways to think about New Year’s resolutions</b>

Most of us do it every year: As soon as Christmas comes to a close, we start thinking about the new year and all the ways that we can work to improve ourselves starting on January 1. New Year's resolutions can be a great opportunity to set new goals and make positive changes. But sometimes, high pressure or unrealistic expectations can cause even the most motivated folks to fall short — and become disappointed. Meeting goals you set for the New Year isn't always easy, but it is doable. Here are four helpful ways to approach your resolutions and up your odds for success.