Resolutions? Why do people only make them at the beginning of a new year?

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  1. perfectperception profile image59
    perfectperceptionposted 7 years ago

    Resolutions?  Why do people only make them at the beginning of a new year?

  2. ringlawncare profile image62
    ringlawncareposted 7 years ago

    To get it out of the way, because they know their is most likely no hope in keeping it.

  3. CloudExplorer profile image75
    CloudExplorerposted 7 years ago

    To make logical sense, its starting off fresh that defines a resolution pretty much, so is the reason for such a behavioral change, or phase a person puts themselves through at the beginning of each new year.

  4. helmutbiscut profile image71
    helmutbiscutposted 7 years ago

    Maybe they feel somewhat guilty for not doing it during the previous year.  New year, new start...isn't that what they say?

  5. mothsong profile image74
    mothsongposted 7 years ago

    People make resolutions at the beginning of the year, as they try to treat each new year as a fresh start.

  6. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 7 years ago

    I create goals throughout the year. I only call them resolutions on January 1.  It is good to have a date certain that you can check your progress.  Personally, I think one year is too long, and like to break my goals into smaller chunks, like monthly or even weekly.

  7. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 7 years ago

    I prefer to make them on my birthday because that is the start of MY new year. Otherwise, there is too much hullabaloo about it.

  8. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 7 years ago

    Because a new year is a fresh start.  Resolving to do something at the beginning of the year gives you a sense of having a "clear slate" so to speak.

  9. Healthy Pursuits profile image91
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 7 years ago

    They only do them once per year to reduce their failure rate! lol

  10. nifwlseirff profile image96
    nifwlseirffposted 6 years ago

    I think the new year is a strong reminder that time is passing. Such obvious events prompt people to look at what they want to change in their lives.

    Birthdays (age increase) and the start of a new year (year number increase) both are rare enough events that they stand out the most. I have had many friends made huge changes for (or after) a '-0' birthday, 30, 40, 50 ...

    New months, as they happen more regularly, can still trigger the 'I must do x now', 'I must change y', and 'where on earth is the time going' feelings, but with less urgency than a new year / birthday.

    Days (and weeks) get lost in all the regular tasks that must be done, cooking, sleeping, eating, working, studying, watching TV, shopping, commuting....


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