So… guys!!! Will you not tell gcaffe your New Year resolution! 2013 is HERE. Share your commitment, goals, projects, old and new habits. What new beginnings… Or you just want to commit to yourself only!
You are getting another 365 days… can you imagine… a whole new year… and are you (again) going to reduce, reuse and recycle… or volunteer to help others to make the world a better place, improve your society… or keep focusing on career, finances, job and savings! …anyone for a foreign language and music …or getting a tattoo!
Is marriage also on someone’s cards (All The Best) …at least fall in love and drink more (aye, water only …hee hee)… and what about a road trip (once every month or once in six months)…!!!
Meanwhile, please stop biting your nails, shaking your legs…
Why don’t you pick your notepad NOW to write down… your New Year resolution(s)? Or do you want to get enough sleep, first …ha ha ha. A tired brain, preoccupied with its problems, struggles to resist what it wants. So, relax too …and smile often, laugh like a riot.
Do you know… they say that 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.
Please don’t tell that the New Year resolutions have limitations and are the wrong way to change our behaviour. Help spread your resolutions out over the entire year. Don’t be stubborn. Forget failure. Plan, smile and succeed. Be happy.
Make Only One Resolution – Make More Than One Resolution – Make A Lot Of Resolutions. Do it, whatever. The Gappuccino ~ gcaffe – wishes you all success.
Plan ahead while thinking about your resolution(s). Don’t think you have just few hours left for a decision …take your time (but do it latest by December 31 next year ha ha ha). Hope you forget your previous resolutions, if any. It’s New Year… for trying new things… and while doing that, be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time based. Cultivate your joyful living… live a happier, purpose-driven and flourishing life. AND your time starts NOW…!!!
Are you ready to form your New Year resolutions? Do it, na!!! [At the start of the 21st century, about 40% did.]
Your brain area is largely responsible for willpower – the prefrontal cortex. It is located just behind the forehead. Expand it …enough today. [Scientists have discovered that this chunk of cortex is in charge of keeping us focused, handling short-term memory and solving abstract problems. Asking it to lose weight is often asking it to do one thing too many… THUS EXPAND IT.]
The Gappuccino ~ gcaffe ~ desires that you may popularise your New Year’s resolution(s) at least among friends and family (…this may help you get support from them…), year after year, this year and every year.
May you find all the resources to help you achieve your goals. Bye Bye this year – WELCOME NEW YEAR. Celebrate the new time in style – that includes hairstyle (smile). God Bless.