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NY Eve Resolutions, Solutions and Conclusions.

A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western World also found in the Eastern World, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their behaviour at the beginning of a calendar year.


The 1671 diary of Anne Halkett includes an entry on January 2nd titled "Resolutions," which contained a number of religious pledges taken primarily from bible verses, such as “I will not offend any more.”

By the beginning of the 19th century, the tendency of people to make (and fail to keep) resolutions was commonly known and satirized. Walker’s Hibernian Magazine in 1802 contained an article stating that “the following personages have begun the year with a strong of resolutions, which they all solemnly pledged to keep”, then listing a series of obviously fictitious resolutions (“Statesmen have resolved to have no other object in view than the good of their country…the physicians have determined to follow nature in her operations, and to prescribe no more than is necessary, and to be very moderate in their fees.”)

An early instance of the complete phrase "new year resolution" is found in a January 1st issue of a Boston newspaper from 1813:

And yet, I believe there are multitudes of people, accustomed to receive injunctions of new year resolutions, who will sin all the month of December, with a serious determination of beginning the new year with new resolutions and new behaviour, and with the full belief that they shall thus expiate and wipe away all their former faults.

With this in mind, what are some reasonable resolutions for 2023?

  • Focus on a Passion, Not the Way You Look

  • Stop gossiping.

  • Do Random Acts of Kindness

  • Go someplace you've never been.

  • Clear out the clutter. And get rid of the emotionally damaging garbage!

  • Reduce, reuse and repurpose...Go Greener

  • For more ideas, check this page out.

In conclusion, I would like to share my own resolution for 2023. As of January 1'st, I will be three years free of my struggle with alcohol...hard to believe! It took me years of trying everything out, including many broken promises, but I finally found a solution. it's pretty simple really, if you are struggling with addiction, you may want to check this OUT.

Additionally, if you are looking to make a few personal changes, and are not sure where to this BLOG from the archives.

Cheers and Happy New Year from us here at Dinner Thyme PCS!

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