An idea that I've tried off and on for the last few years is choosing a word for the year rather than make resolutions. Christine Kane explains on her blog that this is a way to BE what you want and then doing will follow along naturally and then you will have what it is you want/need.
One thing I've not done is to actually shout out my word. I've even forgotten what word I chose last year. Not a good way to do this exercise.
This year my word is PRESENCE. I will be more present instead of wondering what tomorrow will bring or wondering when I will ever get done with whatever I'm doing. I will enjoy the moment. When I do the dishes, I will wring every last bit of joy from doing dishes that I can instead of wishing I was somewhere else. Laundry will be folded and put away instead of haphazardly done because there's somewhere else I'm thinking of being.
So there's my word for 2009. I've put it out there. I'm going to talk about this off and on for the next year.