A week or so ago, millions perhaps hundreds of millions of people all over the World settled on their New Years resolutions for 2014. Lists of things that they are determined, at least for now, to change about themselves.
But as Muslims we do not need to wait until a new year to decide to be better or healthier people. As guided by Allah we must do this every day.
The evidence seems to show that people are very bad at keeping their grand resolutions and most often fail to keep up with their good intentions, so Allah has put in place a special mechanism to make sure we as Muslims do not falter from our intentions as that is called the Five Daily Prayers.