A New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day.
New Years Resolutions go back centuries into history including…
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, for whom the month of January is named.
In the Medieval era, the Knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.
Why not jot down some of your New Years resolutions in your notebook so that you can reflect on them throughout the year and try keep yourself on track. Take some time over the next few days to decide what you wish to achieve, change and celebrate in the new year.
What is on your resolution list?