Farewell resolutions

Newyears was first celebrated 4000 years ago in Babylon. Origingally the year changed in March untill Julius Caesar changed it to January. Newyear resolutions also derive from this era, and thus kicked of the patron of great plans on January 1st to frustration on Blue Monday. Why is it so difficult to do sports and eat healthier even for three weeks? The answer is not very complex. A resolution is often something that we don’t want to do, but feel we should do. Offcourse, you can say jogging in the rain is lovely, and a bag of carrots are just as tasty as a bag of M&M’s. But, if you yourself, are not convinced how can you stick to the plan you made for the newyear? This year, I am doing it differently. Caesar thought January was a great choice to celebrate the new year because it was named after the Roman God Janus. Janus has two heads; one looks at the future, the other at the past. Instead of planning all the things I need to do in 2020 I am going to reflect on my highlights of 2019. Cherishing special moments without feeling guilty about what wrong and which resolutions didn’t even make it into February. So looking forward to the new decennium without any resolutions. Well, maybe just the one; be kinder to myself and the people around me.

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