The Importance of Writing New Year’s Resolutions
Why Do We Write Resolutions?
According to history.com, the early Babylonians were credited with starting the new year by making promises for the future. In ancient Rome around 46 B.C., the Romans offered sacrifices to the deity, Janus, and made promises of good conduct for the new year. Making New Year’s Resolutions is a way to resolve past mistakes and make changes for a better life in the future.
The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival can last up to 15 days beginning with a cleansing of the house to get ready for a new beginning. Although the origins of Chinese New Year have been lost in legend, the people have carried on the traditions for thousands of years.
What better time to start fresh with resolved mistakes, changes for a better life, and a clean house and mind than with the rest of the world when the clock strikes midnight? Sounds like a fantastic way to start a new year off on the right foot!
So, why is it so important to make resolutions?
- Making resolutions helps you gain a new attitude, a new view on life. We all know life gets in the way of life at times and having a resolution can help you remember you are worth it!
- Thesupplyroom.com states, “picking a specific resolution requires us to evaluate ourselves in a way many of us do not normally do.” How many times in a day, week or month do we actually reflect on our lives? Maybe it’s time to start.
- Setting and keeping goals gives us a sense of accomplishment. Try setting a few easy goals and stick to them. You’ll see that you really do have the strength which can lead to keeping harder goals. After a few weeks, your goal will turn into a habit. You’ll feel good about yourself and we all need that!
No matter what resolutions you make and keep, remember if you don’t make a resolution or goal, you won’t change. Time will move on without you and in time you will be at a place with or without those changes. Might as well start writing those resolutions down now!
Happy New Year and may your year be a successful one!