Yet for many, New Year's resolutions have no chance of succeeding, especially if the people making them are planning them for an unfavourable time, according to an astrologer.
The FutureStars Survey looks at whether people are concentrating on career, children, education, health, home, love, money, personal fulfilment, social life, travel or understanding themselves and others in 2013.
In this survey conducted online by luxury astrology company, It's In The Stars at http://www.itsinthestarsonline.com director Elizabeth Ball asks what they would most like to find out the best dates for.
"You might want to know the best astrological dates for buying a car or house, starting a business, getting pregnant, getting married, going on holiday or going for a promotion or raise," Elizabeth Ball.
She said there are key times in people's lives where change is enormous, and rather stressful.
"'Many people have an extraordinary number of things occur when they're aged 28-30 and again at 56-68," Elizabeth Ball said.
"But no matter how old you are, you will find it easier to cope with, and even delay making, certain changes if you're prepared ahead of time and astrology can help you with that," she said.
"Please take part in the survey - it will take only 2 minutes - and tell us your experience."
The FutureStars Survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/