Beginning in ancient times, Babylonian’s would make promises to their god. The Romans made promises to their god Janus for whom the month of January is named. The knights in medieval times reaffirmed their commitment to chivalry at the end of the Christmas season. After the Great Depression about a quarter of American’s made resolutions. Approximately 45 percent of American’s continue this tradition.
The top ten New Year’s Resolutions are:
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Spend less, save more
- Enjoy life to the fullest
- Stay fit and healthy
- Learn something exciting
- Quit smoking
- Help another achieve their dreams
- Fall in love
- Spend more time with loved ones
Now that we are into the second week of January, your resolve may be waning. Don’t let it! Because you made the resolution, you are 10 times more likely to reach your goal. There are many ways to help you maintain your resolutions. So keep going, and be sure to share your achievements. Your friends and family will cheer you on and sometimes that is really all we need!