Make a decision that your health and well-being are your single most important asset, and begin living your life to protect it. Take a personal stand that this is not the way you want to live, and this is not the behavior you want to role model for your children. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
We all have different things that motivate a New Year's resolution. These women were motivated by abuse, addiction, grief, heartbreak, failure, fear and pain -- and their personal process influenced my own resolutions. They taught me that the new year isn't about starting over, or a new beginning... it's about revisiting, revamping, and/or reinforcing some of the goals and intentions we have already set over time.
And you know the funny thing about this list of my 2004 New Year's resolutions? I remember that when I looked at them by the end of the year I realized that I had achieved every single one! My method of writing simple New Year's resolutions totally worked for me -- and this has now lead me to writing my New Year's resolutions this year the same way as I did back then.