If “A New Year resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other”, then your New Year resolution is only as good as your commitment to it. Resolving to be true to your commitments this year will help you achieve other goals. But how can you do this? Does it take will power? or something more?
I believe one doesn’t need will-power just the right support system that you create around you. If you don’t want to eat junk food, for example, then don’t purchase them and have them around your pantry for starters. Keep only healthy food around and when you feel like snacking then your only option will be a healthy one. Finding someone to help you be accountable will contribute to your success. Someone else will help motivate you when you can’t find the inspiration yourself.
I approach maintaining and organizing in the same way. Create boundaries that help you visualize how much disorganization is enough. Acknowledge that you have reached your limit. Once you reached those boundaries, then resolve to tackle your piles, tasks or chores then ask someone to make you accountable. Many daunting tasks can be reduced to manageable goals.