I presume you're talking about no-limit? If it's limit, just make sure you're always sitting on more than 12 big bets (presuming that the cap is a bet and three raises) before every hand and everything else will work itself out. For no-limit, it depends on what you're trying to achieve and how experienced you are. But given that you're new enough to ask the question (not a bad thing, mind you), I'll say this: Several expert players recommend playing short-stacked when learning the ropes in NLHE. I'm not an expert, but I'm a decent parrot.
Happy new year,