REGARDLESS of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve life in the coming year.
Resolution is only for people who need change in their lives.
Resolutions come in many forms.
Sometimes,people make a promise to change a bad habit such as quit smoking or eating less junk food.
Other people make promises to develop positive habits such as exercise, volunteering in their community, recycling waste and others.
The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates all the way to 153 B.C.
January is named after Janus, a mythical god of early Rome.
Janus had two faces, one looking forward, one looking backward.
This allowed him to look back on the past and future.
On Dec 31, Romans imagined Janus looking backward into the old year and forward into the new year.
This became a symbolic time for Romans to make resolutions for the new year and forgive enemies for troubles in the past.
Romans believed Janus could forgive them for their wrongdoings in the previous year as well.
The Romans would give gifts and make promises, believing Janus would see this and bless them in the year ahead.
The new year’s resolution tradition was born with Janus.