2019 is the last year many of us can say we are living in the teens! Why not make this year all about balance?
Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, cutting down drinking people make a commitment to develop positive habits, such as starting exercising, volunteering or joining a group hobby.
The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to roman times, 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 forward toward the future. On December 31, the 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.
The Romans also believed Janus could forgive them for their wrongdoings in the previous year. The Romans would give gifts and make promises, believing Janus would see this and bless them in the year ahead.
Instead of making New years resolutions, which most of us know will be forgotten by February, why not introduce some small healthy goals into your week. Perhaps you could try one or more of these:
What goals are you introducing this year to be a healthier version of you?