Preparing to stand on the edge of a brand new year is somewhat irresistible to every-day people. As January 1st approaches we can’t help but look back at the previous year and assess or muse; sometimes we discuss it with others, but more often not. Analysis of the past year quickly gives way to a look at the year ahead.
We make New Year’s Resolutions because of the entire year ahead. The months, seasons, and holidays seem to stretch out before us forever and we easily imagine the possibilities. We are more likely to set our sites on new resolutions or goals when we seem to have an endless supply of days in which to accomplish them.
We make New Year’s Resolutions because inspiration lives in the symbolism and freshness of the first day.