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Anti-resolutions: Some reject notion of once-a-year goal-setting

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New Year's resolutions are as much a tradition as drunken renditions of "Auld Lang Syne."

When the clock strikes midnight each Dec. 31, a new year provides an opportunity for a new start.


But long-term goal setting can create added stress and pressure that eventually backfires.

That's why Gregg Eberhart avoids New Year's resolutions altogether.

When she was younger, the 51-year-old West Fargo woman tried them all: Lose weight, quit smoking, be more patient.

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