Resolutions? Why do people only make them at the beginning of a new year?
To get it out of the way, because they know their is most likely no hope in keeping it.
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.
Maybe they feel somewhat guilty for not doing it during the previous year. New year, new start...isn't that what they say?
People make resolutions at the beginning of the year, as they try to treat each new year as a fresh start.
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.
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.
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.
They only do them once per year to reduce their failure rate! lol
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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