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Top new year resolutions

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.

A new year starts with a new zeal, new energy all over, and extreme degrees of optimism. At the beginning we sow the seeds of a resolution that we think will spread light on our way and guide our path over the year.

Origin of New Year Resolutions:

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, after 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. The concept, regardless of creed, is to reflect upon Self-Improvement annually.

Top new year resolutions

  • Aim for the realistic resolutions in your life. Most of the years, we make unrealistic resolutions without any pragmatic thinking in advance and resolution which was strong and resolute as a rock turns into dust. This is most frustrating because one can’t even keep the promise he made with himself.
  • Time can’t be reverted; everything which has happened in the past, our wrongdoing, actions that have a negative impact on us and people around, can’t be reverted. But we perceive the new year to be a new start and believe that we can’t back the time but at least we can ensure that these won’t repeat in the future by making our resolutions. Be a good person and lead a good life.
  • Above all comes our health because without health, even a person with riches can’t lead a peaceful life. Health is wealth and spending on health is an investment. Health must be the top priority. Take plenty of sleep, do yoga and meditation and remain fit. Yoga and meditation also brings a positive approach to life.
  • Seek financial wellness. Lose up the burden of loan if any and save some for the uncertainties by reducing unnecessary expenses and continuously make investment so that the money grows for the future and donate some for the people who are needy and feel a generous you in self as you have made lives better.
  • Acquire skills. Learning has no age and you can learn anything anytime whether they may reconcile to your present profession or not. The idea is to keep the mind engaged in some activity so that it may not get rusted when the need so arises.
  • Don’t forget family and friends . Spend quality time with them and take them wander around with you. It’s because memories with the family and friends are beautiful remembrances for a person, that sometimes are even helpful when you are lone in the arms of stress.
  • Be less serious and more hilarious. Be happy, keep smiling and try to bring smile on other’s faces. Intrinsic happiness in one’s self helps a person to raise his inner confidence and bolsters his immune system.
  • Waste management. One of the most important, most of the people never pay heed to is management of waste. One should also vow to keep the surroundings clean, if possible dispose the biodegradable and non-biodegradable distinctly and why only with the waste you can also give things such as extra food or medicine maybe even your used shoes and clothes to those deprived. This way we can benefit the society reduce the waste feel great in our self having done a good deed. (Try supporting the Swach Bharat Initiative).
  • The best, you can give life to a sapling and turn the green more greener. Donate blood and eyes, kidneys anything after death. Join a club and take part in the societal activities and also be active on the social media platform but to a limit.
  • The last resolution, most important of all, is to not break the resolution no matter what.

Success rate

The most common reason for participants failing their New Years’ Resolutions was setting themselves unrealistic goals (35%), while 33% didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. About one in 10 respondents claimed they made too many resolutions.

A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman, from the Bristol University involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goals 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.


Set yourself realistic goals and attempt to achieve them no matter what comes. Live and Let Live and make the world a healthy and a happy place.

(Courtesy: Wikipedia)



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