It is currently 4:51am on New Year’s eve and I am not asleep. So my plan failed but least I can write my blog.
So, it time to think of resolutions…
What are yours?
To lose weight (not that you need to because you look stunning).
To say yes more often.
Improve your finanical situation.
Make more friends.
What is it? Everyone has one.
But where does this process come from?
The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.
The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.
In the Medieval era, the knights took the “peacock vow” at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.
At watchnight services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making these resolutions.
There are other religious parallels to this tradition. During Judaism’s New Year, Rosh Hashanah, through the High Holidays and culminating in Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), one is to reflect upon one’s wrongdoings over the year and both seek and offer forgiveness. People may act similarly during the Catholic fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility, in fact the practice of New Year’s resolutions partially came from the Lenten sacrifices. The concept, regardless of creed, is to reflect upon self-improvement annually.
Ah, so that’s it.
- To find friends who actually care even if that means I spend a lot of time alone.
- Go to school more.
- Take more control over mental illness treatment
What are the chances I will keep them? Well, the first two may become surplus. I hate hurting people and when depressed my reasoning won’t be there. But I plan on sticking to number three most definitely because I need the help, I can’t go on much longer. If I don’t start taking control end up with a wrong diagnosis and just waiting much longer than need be.
So what’s your resolution?
How long do you plan to keep it?
As long as you’re happy, it’s all anyone can ask.
Have a fabulous New Year’s Eve (don’t get too drunk) and if I don’t post before have a wonderful New Year’s day (and entire new year).