There’s no reason to feel bad if you start a New Year’s resolution only to ditch it by February.
What Is Your New Year's Resolutions, Daily Voice Readers?
Find a new job
Drink less alcohol
Be more organized
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.
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