'Old Year' Resolutions: 8 Quick Tasks for December

Ring Out the Old Year

Have you been thinking about joining a gym or starting a diet? How about organizing your office, or tackling a big home improvement project? If so, we’re guessing you’re going to wait a month before tackling those tasks. After all, that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, right? But that doesn’t mean you have to put off all of your self-improvement projects until Jan. 1. While it’s certainly your prerogative to wait until 2012 to kick off big undertakings like losing 30 pounds or building a toolshed, there are a number of small-scale tasks you can start and finish before the month (and year) is through. Call them “old year” resolutions, little bits of self-improvement that can give you a sense of satisfaction and put you on the right track heading into the new year. Here are a few that you can execute before the end of the year. Photo Credit: Getty Images