It’s a new year and maybe a time for a new you. Many people are indulging in ret- rospection and reevaluation of some of their life choices and desires for improvement. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who want to start making changes. Now’s your chance to sit down and prepare a list of essential lifestyle improvements. Are you planning to lose weight, eat healthier, save money or get out of debt? Or perhaps finally give up cigarettes or declutter and become more organized? If these or any other New Year’s resolutions are on your list, you’re in good company because you are taking part in a self-improvement tradition that has been practiced throughout history.