A new start is a myth. The whole New Year's Resolution thingy is just NOT how people picture it to be. You don't just simply start anew and become a new person (whatever that's supposed to mean anyways).
There are the typical cliché new year resolutions habits everyone is trying to cultivate in 2017. And then there are the ones who really make a difference in your life. Here are a list of habits from the latter.
The creative process in a nutshell: This is awesome. This is tricky. This is shit. I am shit. This might be OK. This is awesome.
It's difficult to listen to your heart when your mind is bombarding you with all kinds of excuses why that is utterly stupid.
Repeat this bullshit long enough and the most innocent child will start to believe that there is something wrong with him or her.