For thousands of years, people are making resolutions for the New Year. And this is indeed a good idea to keep you on track, writing things down and making a written action plan comes out to be productive.
Do you know some amazing facts about New Year’s resolution? How did it start?
Many of you may not know the amazing facts behind the New Year Resolutions. The New Year’s Resolution tradition started as the 12th day part of the New Year Festival (that is celebrated in March) and known as Akitu. In this festival, Babylonia citizens swear an oath to the allegiance or sitting king to a new one. This kind of similar tradition is also followed by Romans and they devote themselves to the Emperor.
Afterward, the 1700s mids, the Church of Methodist, used New Year in order to motivate their members to renew their commitments to God.
However, currently, the trend of New Year’s Resolution is neither a religious ceremony or tradition nor an oath-taking to kingdoms. Instead, it is an effort performed for self-improvement. However, it has been found out from a research that people make resolutions but they do not accomplish it.
In fact, half of the US population makes resolutions on the New Year. However, hardly 10% of them fulfill their commitments.
The most common New Year’s resolutions are jotted down below:
- Lose weight
- Live life to the fullest
- Exercise more / Get in shape
- Eat more at home
- Get organized
- Look at cell phone less
- Travel more
- Get more sleep
- Reduce stress
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Quit smoking
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Save more money / spend less money
If followed with a proper state of mind for making the resolutions happen, one can surely achieve them. Indeed they are more than good and helpful for self-improvement.
For instance, if someone starts a year with a strong objective to quit smoking, at the end of the year, he might have got rid of an injurious habit.
Likewise, learning a new skill can help you loads for your career growth. The one who has skill would never become poor or needy. Since having a skill is a blessing, people would rush towards you for availing your services.
These are the top resolutions throughout the world. What kind of New Year’s Resolutions should be made by Pakistanis?
Let’s have a look for the resolutions our nation needs to make and fulfill to make ourselves better.
- Stop overthinking
- Stop interfering in others life
- Be less judgmental
- Focus on the positive aspects
- Wake-up Early
- Spend time wisely
- Speak less, read more
- Be positive
- Take part in physical activities
- Skills development
- Eat healthily
We all should practice the New Year’s Resolution for self-betterment. This would serve as a purpose of setting a goal for oneself. The goal might be big or small. The most important thing is to accomplish that goal.