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message 1: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Y...
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.
Let us try to post our resolutions for the upcoming year and resolve to follow the same. All the best👍


message 2: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Jan 04, 2020 02:36PM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Origins:
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.

This tradition has many other religious parallels. 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 can act similarly during the Christian liturgical season of Lent, although the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. In fact, the Methodist practice of New Year's resolutions came, in part, from the Lenten sacrifices.The concept, regardless of creed, is to reflect upon self-improvement annually.


message 3: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Dec 01, 2018 03:43AM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Most common goals:
Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.

Popular goals include resolutions to:

#Improve physical well-being: eat healthy food, lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, stop biting nails, get rid of old bad habits

#Improve mental well-being: think positive, laugh more often, enjoy life

#Improve finances: get out of debt, save money, make small investments

#Improve career: perform better at current job, get a better job, establish own business
Improve education: improve grades, get a better education, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music), study often, read more books

#improve talents Improve self: become more organized, reduce stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent, perhaps watch less television, play fewer sitting-down video games

#Take a trip

#Volunteer to help others, practice life skills, use civic virtue, give to charity, volunteer to work part-time in a charity organization

#Get along better with people, improve social skills, enhance social intelligence

#Make new friends
Spend quality time with family members
Settle down, get engaged/get married, have kids

#Pray more, be more spiritual

#Be more involved in sports or different activities

#Spend less time on social media (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr. Err..except Goodreads of course! 😇)


message 4: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
My resolution:

To have a less erratic sleep schedule 😅


message 5: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments My resolution:
To find more time to read books

( Thanks Grasshopper. I think I needed this thread desperately. Will post more all through the month!😅)


message 6: by Graham (new)

Graham J. | 404 comments To post my comments more often :)


message 7: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Habbie | 1910 comments Err...to post less?😇


message 8: by R.S. (new)

R.S. Merritt | 22 comments Write more, read more, spend more time with family = get no sleep. Ever..... :-) Get plenty of that when I'm dead.


message 9: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
I think I need to cut down on junk food. I am putting on way too much weight!!


message 10: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Girls! Girls! Tis a public forum. Tone down please.

I for one have given up either ways ages ago.
These days, I just try to look good before the beach/party season.

So my next resolution : To look good perpetually.


message 11: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Thanks Sandra. We did get carried away back there. :)
Resolution 3: To have more restraint?


message 12: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Melina wrote: "I don't make resolutions but instead make quarterly goals.

My goals for the first quarter of 2018 include:

* Removing all my old books from online retailers so I can enroll them in Amazon KDP Sel..."


Thanks for sharing Melina. It is pretty impressive and I think most of us authors would like to emulate the same too.


message 13: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Swenson (shannaswen) | 321 comments * Publish 3 books in 2019, maybe even four (fingers crossed!)


message 14: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments To stop procrastinating and finish my books.


message 15: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Emam (goodreadscomruby_emam) | 260 comments Shanna wrote: "* Publish 3 books in 2019, maybe even four (fingers crossed!)"

WOW...


message 16: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
The countdown to the new year begins..
Last chance to post your new year resolutions!!!🤗


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments OMG! It really is almost new year!!😲


message 18: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
It certainly is..


message 19: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Why do resolutions fail?
Here is a relevant link:
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals...


message 20: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Habbie | 1910 comments Thanks Grasshopper. We needed that.


message 21: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Ah! The grasshopper strikes our moral fibres yet again! What would we do without you???


message 22: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Hmmm, let me guess..
Stay offline and in bed curled with a ....book? ;)


message 23: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Ha ha. True that!😌


message 24: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Here are a few resolute resolutions:



message 25: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Aha! What is this I wake up to? Thanks Grasshopper. This list seems doable..


message 26: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
A set of very good ideas. I intend to follow them to the T!


message 27: by Graham (new)

Graham J. | 404 comments It is good list. Thanks Grasshopper.


message 28: by M. (new)

M. Ainihi | 48 comments Grasshopper wrote: "Why do resolutions fail?
Here is a relevant link:
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals..."

Thanks for sharing!


message 29: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
You are welcome M.


message 30: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Has anyone broken their New Year resolution yet?

"People who already broke their New Year's resolutions" https://twitter.com/i/events/10801704...


message 31: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Swenson (shannaswen) | 321 comments I haven't even made a new year's resolution yet? LOL! So, I haven't broken it yet... It's probably inevitable though!!


message 32: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
This thread is still open. So please feel free to make or break your resolutions all year!👍


message 33: by Julian (new)

Julian Lee (juliandavidthomaslee) | 36 comments My resolution, was that I would avoid playing xcom 2. It didn't quite work... Oops! Lol


message 34: by Michael (new)

Michael Kelso (michaelkelso2) | 5 comments Mine was to help out as many fellow writers as possible.
I've been doing it so far. :)


message 35: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Habbie | 1910 comments 👍👍


message 36: by Eshelle (new)

Eshelle Butler To get my first literary agent.


message 37: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
👍


message 38: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Harding | 1386 comments Great to see this chat again. Don't intend to make any resolutions, but good to see the others try 😉


message 39: by Beatrice, Best Friend of the group (new)

Beatrice Williams | 2514 comments Mod
An appropriate word comes to my mind.🤔


message 40: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments My resolution: To be good as gold!


message 41: by Beatrice, Best Friend of the group (new)

Beatrice Williams | 2514 comments Mod
Less cooking. More eating.


message 42: by Yonnie (new)

Yonnie Garber | 1 comments Read more, write more, share more.


message 43: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
New Year Resolutions any one?


message 44: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael | 23 comments Pray more and try and stop my anger at things I have no control over!!!


message 45: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
Good one Pam


message 46: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6221 comments Mod
"Leaving a voicemail for your past self after an extraordinary year" https://twitter.com/i/events/13410989...


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