Friday, December 1, 2017

Origin of New Year's resolutions

Why do people make New Years resolutions? It all started with religious origins. Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god, Janus. That is how the month, January, was named. So now on New Years a lot of people set goals or promises that they either hope or plan to keep and achieve. Some people make goals to quit smoking or eat less junk. Personally, I have never reached any of the goals I set on New Years. Everybody that makes a resolution for New Years is trying to either improve themselves or maybe they’re just wishing for something. It is just a good time to have a fresh start because it’s the beginning of a new year. I think it is good to start off with smaller goals because making a New Year’s resolution is easy but achieving it may be hard. Patience is the key.

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