New Year resolutions - broken yet?

2017-01-25 06:01

TWENTY-FIVE days into the new year – 25 days since many solemnly made their New Year’s Resolutions. According to various non-scientific surveys by this time fewer than five percent of those resolutions are still being kept.

Legend has it that the custom started in ancient Babylon when the new year was used to try to make amends for their wrongdoings of the past year.
New Year celebrations originated around 2000 BC in Mesopotamia. Using various events, the spring or autumn equinox, winter or summer solstice to determine the date when the year began. Other cultures soon followed in celebrating their humanly-devised “first day of the year”.

While a resolution represents a firm decision to do or not do something, a reset is an opportunity to “set again,” or set your habits differently. With a reset, you commit to moderate, realistic goals and making small changes every day ? not just on 1 January.


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