2013So what is this thing we call a New Year’s resolution?

The Oxford dictionary defines resolution as a firm decision to do or not to do something. Dictionary.com defines resolution as a formal expression of opinion or intention made.

According to Wikipedia a New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year’s Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year’s resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.

So why do people make these resolutions? If we want to change things then why do we wait until January 1st to make changes? Why just not resolve to make changes whenever we feel the need to make change? Does it make a difference when we make the change?

The problem with making those resolutions on New Year’s Day is that there is a pressure to make those changes and typically people are not ready to make those changes. Recent studies show that 85% – 90% of all resolutions made at New Year’s Day fail.

So for me, instead of a resolution, I will just say that I will try to be a regular poster on my blogs. I am going to start the Project 52 over on my Photo Blog which means posting at photo at least once per week. I will also try to post at least once per week on this blog.

Have yourself a Happy, Safe, Healthy and Prosperous 2013.

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