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Why New Years Play A Big Part In Resolutions


One word, reset button. We all know resolutions are well-spoken every time a new year is on its way. Most people build their thoughts in preparing for changes. Good changes, I must say. Don’t we all want to get better in something or in some way?

Apparently, we associate resolutions with New Year’s. This sought-after event acts as a signal for us to list the things we wanted to improve about ourselves. For some, they make it on the last day of the year, then go over it again. Then there are many of us who are hopeful that we turn our plans into actions, as soon as day 1 of 365 days starts.

New beginnings signify hope and open our minds into new possibilities that bring significant positivity to one’s self. However, more than 70% of us unconsciously want an excuse for good change, at least, and this New Year’s resolution is the best example. Excuses are not bad, but it hinders us to be consistent. Thus, there won’t be enough motivation to achieve our goals or to keep going.

Don’t worry; it’s not our fault that excuses are way out towards betterment. Our brains are conditioned with what we see - on social media per say, and this wasn’t taught to us during our school years. It’s just how it was. Now, it’s up to us to broaden our knowledge.

Another thing that affects how we act is if we are either optimistic or pessimistic, or what we call universal law of duality. Sadly, it is a no-brainer that we are not 50/50 ratio on this. Most of us are pessimistic, people who always see their mistakes as a mark that stand out from all of the good we bring out daily. If you are the pessimist type, you can rectify this by resetting the button, which is making resolutions.

(Here’s how this cycle goes);

Making a list or even just one goal hits our journal. No matter how many it is, we have the hopes of taking things into action. Most start great with high energy, as expected. Time passes and half of the people who made a list or even just one resolution went south already. Another year is ending and before the holiday hits, 5% were the only ones standing by their goals. Why is that? Because again, it is a form of excuse.

Although statistics show a 1 digit percentage at year end, it is good that people try and reveal that it is doable. It’s not a question of if it can be done anymore, but how to sustain oneself in doing it consistently.

Creating resolutions eliminates the fear of unfamiliarity and gives comfortability with repetition combined. It also gives us a sense of credibility. It is just a matter of making that spark, an ignition to continuous flow towards that change.

That’s how powerful New Year’s resolutions are.


Written by Pamela Yanga

Proofread by Edrelyn Santos

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