New Year's Resolutions: How'd It All Start?
I've always been fascinated with the history of making New Year's resolutions, and how it all came about.
I'm a goal-oriented person by nature, but I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, mainly because I don't believe in having a set time to resolve to do something (and like many of us, I fail to follow through with them anyway). I'd much rather set realistic long- and short-range goals and shoot for them, whether it's January 1 or May 31.
But recently, my curiosity has been piqued. How did the actual tradition get started? Apparently, it goes way back to 153 B.C. The Romans believed in a mythical king named Janus, who supposedly had two faces: one that could look back on events, and one that could tell the future.
If you're interested in finding out more, click on the link below, and I hope you resolve to have a safe and happy New Year!