New Canaanite Holly Wells makes a New Years' Eve tradition of writing a list of 10 resolutions with her husband and three sons. Throughout 2010, the family will check them off one by one. Wells' top pledge this year is to exercise more frequently.

New Canaanite Leslie Ford's New Years' resolution is to go for a run every afternoon after school.

Olivia Harkey of New Canaan resolves to think of others before herself in the new year.

Anna Carberry of Stamford made a New Years' resolution to bolster business at her Elm Street shop Candy Nichols.

"I usually make a few plans for the New Year, but my top [resolution] would be to clean up my desk," said New Canaan resident Rick Franco.

"I would like to work on having more patience," said New Canaanite Susan Lovejoy.