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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

And so for the Resolutions...

                                                


   This New Year, I began thinking about the New Year's Eve traditions that a lot of people follow. There are many facts to be found on the internet in relation to New Year. I found this one and thought in particular about the act of creating resolutions. Every year I, along with many others, write up (OK, so sometimes I just 'think' them) my 'dutiful' list of resolutions. Usually mine involve swearing less, drinking less and eating less. Too many 'lesses' for my liking and therefore probably why I never manage to keep them much past January 3rd! 
   The article talks about how the tradition  dates as far back as the ancient Babylonians who made resolutions to their gods at the beginning of each year, and then by the Romans, who made resolutions to the god Janus. Making vows of self-improvement has carried through since then. Apparently only 8 percent of people actually achieve their New Year's resolution. Hmmm...I am one of those. 
   So, this New Year I'm not going to create resolutions as such, I am merely making goals. Perhaps by changing the word from 'resolution' to 'goal' in itself will allow a change of mindset that may give me a fighting chance at sticking to the changes I want to make. We will see!
   Good luck to all that make resolutions...I may see some of you at the gym this week...Ha. Not. There are some mince pies and clotted cream left, I'm off to munch my way through those.


2 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you, Samantha. Good luck with the swearing!

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    1. Can you hear me from where you are? Haha. Happy New Year to you Wendy :)

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