DO you bother with New Year's resolutions?
We all know that we're too fat, drink too much, are too negative and spend too much.
Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised that if there was a chromosome for being British then a number of these traits would make up the bases on there.
So do you fight against it or roll with the punches?
If you're me (which I am and I'm pretty sure you're not) then you try your best - small changes over time can make a big difference.
Obviously if you're American you make huge pledges and go over the top trying to achieve some ridiculous ideal which is simply unobtainable.
I stumbled across a list of the most common resolutions made by our chums across the pond.
They included 'Fit in fitness' and 'Tame the bulge'. Bearing in mind that two out of three American adults are considered obese I'd suggest these haven't been too successful in previous years.
Also on there is 'Enjoy life more'. That's easy if you don't live in the world's hilliest town and have to go up a hill to get to the pub.
Oh wait a minute 'Quit drinking' is on there, so that's out of the question.
Without doubt my favourite one is 'Spend more time with family'. I don't know if American families are different to the UK sort but frankly there is nothing as freeing as pushing family out of the door on Boxing Day morning, shouting 'See you next Christmas' then slamming the door and belching loudly before heading back to the fridge and or sofa.
Oh, and the other one: 'Be more positive'.
Happy New Year!