Why do many people write down a new year’s resolution?

January 11th, 2013


I have some ideas in mind that may shed light to this question.

  1. Most recognize that they need to change on something.
  2. Many see the importance of setting a goal in life.
  3. Many want to be a better person and live better lives than before.

A New year’s resolution may or may not be the answer to all of the above. As I’m listening to our Pastor preached the meaning of having a new year, both me and my  husband were reminded of the bucket list we always make at the end of each year. It is a constant reminder of the things we want to accomplish, to pray for and evaluate in our life. We’ve done this for several years already and it is very rewarding. But again, it takes discipline and determination to accomplish the things we want to achieve. Many of those who have a new year’s resolution stopped doing what they promise to do just after a month. That’s why we both need to remind and encourage each other of the things we wrote on our life’s journal.

For this year, these things we put in our mind and take it to heart. A new year is a new beginning, a new start for us to improve on things, a new start to do what’s right for our family, work, spiritual life and our health. It also means a new opportunity for us to recognize the importance of taking good care of our health as we are nearing the golden years, opportunity to discipline ourselves in the areas of spirituality, family boding time and health.

This year we promise to do away with all kinds of cola drinks, too much meat on our diet and eat more vegetables. To have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day, have a regular exercise three times a week, drink 10 glasses of water every day and avoid too much stress. Instead of taking synthetic medicines and vitamins, . We really need to take care of our body as we are not growing any younger anymore. As a family, we make it a part of our bonding together by entering fun run so we could also encourage our kids to be health conscious.

We believe that by doing these things, the reward will be for us also. We can benefit many things from this and we also hope to encourage other families to do it.

One Response to “Why do many people write down a new year’s resolution?”

  1. Deli says:

    Happy new year, Sis! Your post reminded me to write down my goals, hopes and dreams for 2013. My husband and I have them in our hearts but yes, we should take time writing them, as we did in the past. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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