If you want a fail safe way not to do something in 2014, write it down as your New Year's resolution. Before the start of a new year we have oodles of optimism in which we write our resolutions, but soon enough the January blues kick in and we end up depressed due to lack of achievement and self discipline.
Have you ever kept a resolution? I think the problem is, a year is too long for the goals we are setting. If you want to make a resolution about weight for example, how are you going to remember what weight you were on the 1st January at the end of the year? And say you want to loose 5 pounds you might do that by February and then put on two pounds, loose four, gain one etc. etc. and by the end of the year you don't feel like you've achieved anything.