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Poll: What's Your New Year's Resolution, White Plains?

Getting fit is a common New Year's resolution.
Getting fit is a common New Year's resolution. Photo Credit: Facebook

There’s no reason to feel bad if you start a New Year’s resolution only to ditch it by February.

Poll
What Is Your New Year's Resolutions, Daily Voice Readers?
Final Results Voting Closed

What Is Your New Year's Resolutions, Daily Voice Readers?

  • Quit smoking
    4%
  • Lose weight
    29%
  • Read more
    7%
  • Start exercising
    20%
  • Find a new job
    8%
  • Be kinder
    10%
  • Drink less alcohol
    5%
  • Be more organized
    16%

You’re in good company, with nearly half joining in the tradition only to toss resolutions aside weeks later. But researchers say resolutions are a sign of hopefulness and something to continue, says psychcentral.com.

There’s an allure to starting from scratch and the idea of bettering ourselves is a strong motivator that reinforces the belief that we can change, according to psychcentral.com.

Making resolutions is a notion steeped in tradition, as ancient Babylonians as well as the Romans, celebrated the new year and made resolutions not in January, but in March, according to livescvience.com.

There is no direct line from ancient traditions to modern New Year's resolutions, but the desire to start anew pops up repeatedly in Western civilization, reports livescvience.com.

Click here for the full story from Live Science. Click here for the full Psych Central story.

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