Good article (not long) about
the value of making (and keeping, if possible) New Year's resolutions.
From the article:"New Year’s resolutions promise us a fresh start, a new beginning."
"The literal beginning of the new year is a symbol we may take comfort in. It’s a marker, a reminder, a call-to-action, a clean slate."
“Studies show that people commit to their goals more fiercely after a major benchmark like New Year’s Day.”
"The act of forging a new beginning, also acts as a marker to let go of past mistakes and anxieties and wounds that no longer serve us. We are not only saying hello to new commitments, but we are saying goodbye to old baggage."
Me? I pretty much gave up on making New Year's resolutions some time ago, because I always felt there was a certain degree of artificiality to the things, and if something was important enough for me to change it, then I didn't need to wait until January 1 to resolve to do something about
But if others feel differently, that this kind of goal-setting is a positive, useful thing, then more power to them, and one hopes they succeed.
Maybe it's the time-frame, the scheduling aspect of it, that some find appealing. "Effective January first, I WILL do better!" They get psyched up for making a change, and then, they do.
Hey, if it works, it works! https://psychcentral.com/blog/why-new-years-resolutions-are-vital-to-our-psyche/
BTW, if any of you indeed are making one or more, and you would like to share them with us, inviting feedback as it were, please feel free to do so below.
Maybe doing so will actually increase your resolve to see that they get done!