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#ENGTIPS: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Once again, we are going to complete our movement around the sun. Many of us might be looking back to major events in 2020 and looking forward to what we are going to do in 2021.

Entering a new year is not complete without a list of new year’s resolutions. Looking back now, there were so many things I planned to do in 2020 that didn’t happen, but I’m grateful that I’m healthy. I’m also happy that many people have started receiving Coronavirus vaccine.

I’m also delighted that one of my 2020 resolutions did come true: maintaining healthy lifestyle and losing weight. If we think about it, physical and mental health should still be our priority, whether there is a pandemic or not.

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Today, I’m going to share tips on how to make our new year’s resolutions stick.

  1. Changes on habits are more likely to stick
    It’s easy to say we are going to lose 25 kilograms by the end of next year, but we also need to think about how we are going to get there. By changing our habits (e.g.: eating habits, moving and exercising frequently), we might not see an instant result, but our body will adjust itself to the new habits and the positive changes we expected will naturally come out. It will also benefit us in the long run.
  2. Make commitments
    We should realise that whatever positive changes come with the need to commit, and we owe it to ourselves to make those commitments. However, if committing to oneself is still hard, we can start by asking other people to keep us accountable.
  3. Big goals, small steps
    Make big goals but break it down to small steps to achieve them. Let’s say we want to improve our vocabulary. Start with learning a new word every day by writing it down, finding its meaning, and using it on our daily conversation.
  4. Focus on how far we’ve come
    We can easily lose sight of our goals on the long and winding journey. When it happens, take a moment to look back and remember how far we’ve come and how many ups and downs we’ve been through.
  5. Pat ourselves on the back
    Even if we come to the end of the year not meeting our goals, think of all the positive impacts we have gained through the process. Let’s say we only managed to lose 20 kilograms but we can run for 2-3 kilometres easily. Not bad, right?

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, 19 December 2020.

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#EngKnowledge: New Year’s Resolutions

Good evening, fellas! We’re on the verge of a new year. One thing that people usually do before the New Year is… making resolutions!

Do you make resolutions, fellas? (by the time the session ended, from 107 votes, only 37% said they made NY’s resolutions).

To welcome 2016, tonight we’ll talk about New Year’s resolutions. Please share your resolutions, I’ll RT later.

A CBS News poll in 2013 found that 68 percent of Americans don’t make New Year’s resolutions. People under the age of 30 were more likely than older folks to make resolutions, but only about half of resolution-makers keep their promises.

If you think New Year’s resolutions are just some traditions made by people in 20th century, you are wrong. It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions around 4,000 years ago. New Year didn’t start on Jan 1st at that time but in mid-March. March was a logical time period for the New Year because spring begins and crops are planted. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.

The practice carried over into Roman times with worshippers offering resolutions of good conduct to the Janus.

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Janus, the god of beginnings and endings.

Today, the only thing that has changed (for some) is that, rather than making promises to gods, we make promises to ourselves.

A professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago said that you ought to share your resolutions to others. Because when you keep your resolutions a secret, no one is goig to check up on you. So, tell us your resolutions!

cracking engineering services exam, learning French, Arabic and Spanish languages and achieving good body language etc etc.

graduate, meet the right guy and make parents happy and proud to meeew! hahaha

be better and not wasting time and money anymore:’D

these are my resolutions : being graduated from college, could realize my business plan , helping more people

Source:
http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-news-general/ancient-history-new-year-s-resolutions-001185
http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-other/why-make-new-years-resolutions1.htm

Compiled by @FaridArdian for @EnglishTips4U on Dec, 30, 2015.