My own resolutions? Some of them are working well! I am much more diligent when it comes to practicing! I try to use more of my breaks between work. I fill them with scales or tone exercises. At the end of the day, these short breaks make a big difference!
I found the "Use your strengths as starting points!" the best tip in the article I wrote earlier. I noticed it is much easier to "expand" something I am already good at instead of creating a brand new habit from nothing. I guess this is true for every area of your life.
And here comes one additional Tip to make your resolutions work.
There are a lot of tips like "Write down your musical goals!" In fact, this was the No.5 in my list. But you should also add "Write down your successes!" I have a notebook where I actually note all the good things, mini goals that I have achieved. If you have found a new private student write it down. If you have managed to learn a super difficult part in your musical piece, write it down as well. If you have felt confident during your job interview, add it to the list. There are times when we feel discouraged and tired of everything. In these challenging moments, it is very important to realize that we are strong, successful and able to move forward. Reading the success list can be a HUGE motivator to rise up again!