As Christmas period is considered to be a season of sober reflection when Christians reflect and meditates on the reason for the season which is the birth of Christ Jesus the only begotten son of God, marked to be celebrated on the 25th December of every year. Being thankful and feeling the impact of Christ the saviour of mankind, counting and recounting their numerous blessings acquired from the existence of their faith and most importantly allowing the ever loving and forgiving spirit to lead them in loving and forgiving one another; to couple up, the year ends just six days after the celebration of Christmas. X-raying Many achievements and misfortunes experienced in the course of the year.
A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. A total of about 3.2 million resolutions are been recorded across social media platforms from 1st to 5th January of every new year. Getting in connection with the euphoria of a new year seems the beginning of a new life and rebirth of everything fundamentally flawed in a man’s life which could be physical, mental, moral, marital, academical or social.
To some people, a new lifestyle begins every new year, which makes them renew resolutions, goals, promises, expectations, aspirations and perceptions; starting from January 1st of each year. On the other hand, they tend to accept the good, fair, or worst outcome of their dealings, businesses, and career at the middle of the year’s duration and attribute it to the year’s favouritism. Many others make their resolutions based on their experiences and encounters in the previous year, with hope and better wishes of more fruitful tidings ahead. An average dreamer tends to make his vision see farther, their coast more wider, focus more steady and expectations more bulky.
In the previous year, many possibly might have experienced heartbreaks, backslide in faith, low-esteem, drunkenness, divorce, tribulations, social or abuses which might have left negative footprints in their lives and cause their heart to ache as a matter of remembrance. Therefore, in each new resolution, no one resolves for the reoccur of an odd experience, rather they learn from the mistakes of previous years and make necessary amendments and corrections.
To some people, new year resolution is a baggage of goals which may include:
Higher standard of living,
New wardrobe… While some considers theirs to include:
More veggies less Crunches.
More sports less clubbing.
More socialization less isolation or otherwise.
Good Academic Grades.
More friends less folks.
More diet less alcohol; of which, all leads to a new year better than last.
However, a thousand climbs of resolutions are worthless and unachievable without focus, self trust, hard work and determination. Many people who tend to make standard resolutions have their dreams and expectations shattered as a result of lack of focus, paying mind to unnecessary dramas, inability to differentiate between friends an folks, pomposity, arrogance and sometimes greed. 35% of participants who failed their New Year’s Resolutions admitted they had unrealistic goals, 33% of participants didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. About one in 10 respondents claimed they made too many resolutions.
In other to achieve your new year resolutions, one needs to stick to the following tips:
- Lose weight? Check. …
- Start small. Make resolutions that you think you can keep. …
- Change one behavior at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time. …
- Talk about it. Share your experiences with family and friends. …
- Don’t beat yourself up. Perfection is unattainable. …
- Ask for support.