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Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that everyone has had a fabulous Christmas and New Year's celebrations and a lovely break as well. We have had a wonderful 2013 and look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for this year? Here are some interesting facts from funfacts.com.au about resolutions:

• The history of making New Year’s resolution began with the Babylonians approximately 4,000 years ago. The Babylonians made resolutions to the gods to get favour. Then if a resolution was broken it was considered bad luck so it was advised to be careful in determining one’s New Year’s Resolution.

• During this week, millions upon millions of people all around the world will be formulating their New Year’s Resolutions. Here's how things usually end up:

• 63% of people are still keeping their resolutions after the first two months.

• 67% of people actually make 3 or more resolutions.

• The top resolutions usually involve promises to exercise more (37%), increasing the time devoted to study or work (23%), losing weight, stop smoking or drinking (alcohol and/or coffee), and eat healthier. 

• People make more resolutions to start a new habit (84%) than to break an old one (16%).

• 65% of people made their resolutions between the 28th of December and New Year's Day. The rest usually take up until the end of January.

• Of those who successfully achieved their top resolution, 40% of them did so on the first attempt. The rest made multiple tries, with 17% finally succeeding after more than six attempts.

So what will your resolutions be for 2014, and do you think you can achieve them?

 

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for this year? Here are some interesting facts from funfacts.com.au about resolutions:

• The history of making New Year’s resolution began with the Babylonians approximately 4,000 years ago. The Babylonians made resolutions to the gods to get favour. Then if a resolution was broken it was considered bad luck so it was advised to be careful in determining one’s New Year’s Resolution.

• During this week, millions upon millions of people all around the world will be formulating their New Year’s Resolutions. Here's how things usually end up:

• 63% of people are still keeping their resolutions after the first two months.

• 67% of people actually make 3 or more resolutions.

• The top resolutions usually involve promises to exercise more (37%), increasing the time devoted to study or work (23%), losing weight, stop smoking or drinking (alcohol and/or coffee), and eat healthier. 

• People make more resolutions to start a new habit (84%) than to break an old one (16%).

• 65% of people made their resolutions between the 28th of December and New Year's Day. The rest usually take up until the end of January.

• Of those who successfully achieved their top resolution, 40% of them did so on the first attempt. The rest made multiple tries, with 17% finally succeeding after more than six attempts.

So what will your resolutions be for 2014, and do you think you can achieve them?



Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/history-of-new-year-s-resolutions 
             http://www.funfacts.com.au/new-years-resolutions-the-facts/