A New Year's resolution is a decision to do or not do something in order to accomplish a personal goal or break a habit. It comes at a time when people look back at the past year and make an effort to improve themselves as the new year begins. Adults often make New Year's resolutions to lose weight or exercise more.
What is the purpose of making resolutions?
What would be a CAUSE AND EFFECT situation of making resolutions?
What are other words that could replace the RESOLUTION in your text?