For centuries people have been celebrating the New Year. The difference is that it was celebrated in March originally.
Apparently, the Babylonians celebrated their New Year in March. Later, the Romans decided to celebrate in January. The Babylonian New Year coincided with the vernal equinox, so it was celebrated in March, when there’s an equal amount of daylight and darkness in 24 hours.
The Babylonians (who must have not been concerned with weight) celebrated with a grand feast that lasted for 11 days. Weight loss aside, do you really want to feast for 11 days?
According to USA.gov the most popular New Year’s resolutions are as follows:
- Reduce Alcohol Consumption
- Start Eating Healthy Food
- Focus on Higher Education
- Find a Better Job
- Start Exercising and Get Fit
- Go on a Diet and Lose Weight
- Reduce or Eliminate Debt
- Manage Personal Stress
- Stop Smoking
- Become Environmentally Conscious and Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Start Save Money
- Get Involved and Volunteer to Help Others
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If you decided to take any of these resolutions up, make it a point stick with it. Don’t take on too much at one time. Instead of making a resolution with no end in sight, start out with a one month plan. If you started a new job search, take it a week at a time. What can you today? What steps can you take this week to make your search more successful? Be sure you have a plan and stick to it! Keep track of your wins and reward yourself!
Don’t get hung up on a day missed. Pick up where you left off the next day.
Even if you get completely sidetracked, don’t give up! Remember that the Babylonians celebrated their New Year in March. You can always start your New Year over!