I'm not a fan of new year resolutions per se. But I do believe that the start of 2018 as a good time to change old habits as any.
This NYT article is good on why you should change. The way you travel to work, the dish you choose on your favourite menu, the way you hire people for the business.
It's all about serendipity - the lucky accidents that help us discover new ways of doing things, more efficiently and more enjoyably.
And of course the real trick is to get into the habit of changing habits. But don't think to hard about something instead of doing it. That's another habit you've got to get out of!
Habits are powerful. We persist with many of them because we tend to give undue emphasis to the present. Trying something new can be painful: I might not like what I get and must forgo something I already enjoy. That cost is immediate, while any benefits — even if they are large — will be enjoyed in a future that feels abstract and distant. Yes, I want to know what else my favorite restaurant does well, but today I just want my favorite dish. Overconfidence also holds us back. I am unduly certain in my guesses of what the alternatives will be like, even though I haven’t tried them.