For thousands of years and in many countries around the world at the end of the calendar year, people have reviewed areas of their lives and their own performances to ascertain sections that need improvement and have drawn up New Year resolutions.
It is interesting that globally the end of the year is seen as linked with review and change. Fresh beginnings and improvements for the year to come are something to shoot for.
Resolutions are in fact promises that individuals make to themselves to work to a distinct goal or the reformation of a habit.
A key element to a New Year resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that they begin in the New Year and they are to last for a year.
People plan to commit themselves to work on the resolution for an entire year. The lifestyle changes that people commit to undergoing are generally interpreted as advantageous changes.