Woody Guthrie, the legendary singer-songwriter best known for his song "This Land Is Your Land," drafted a delightful list of New Year's resolutions for 1942 that Boing Boing turned up.

His list is a great mix of aspirations that range from commonsense goals like "work more and better" and "wear clean clothes — look good" to the more philosophical in "keep hoping machine running," "dream good" and "wake up and fight." You can never go wrong with "read lots good books," "stay glad" and "love everybody." A feeling of joyful playfulness is evident throughout the list, though his goal to "help win war — beat fascism" is a stark sign of the times — at the end of 1941, the U.S. was dragged into World War II by the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. The list is a fascinating piece of history.

Check out his entire two-page, side-by-side list here in this video:

It's good fodder for this resolution-making time of year, and a lot of people are thinking about their own lists. What about you? No matter what you decide to change, here's a handy list of ways to help make those new habits stick.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Woody Guthrie's wonderful list of New Year's resolutions for 1942
As the U.S. was getting involved in WWII, famed singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote a list of wisdom-filled resolutions that stand the test of time.