Posted on Jan 25, 2013
Psychology of Resolutions: Making and Keeping Them with Affordable in Home Senior Care
Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions with Affordable in Home Senior Care from Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor, 734-927-3111, proudly serving all areas of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Milan, Michigan.
The word new is such a powerful one, isn’t it? New babies, new job, new opportunities. And the obvious: New Year. It is an opportunity to reinvent, start over, wipe the slate clean and create something fresh. A good beginning point for whatever it is you hope to achieve, the New Year can represent your chance to go, do achieve, or grow. That’s probably why there is such positive psychology behind making New Year’s Resolutions, even if you don’t end up carrying all of them through to perfection. This year, avoid burning out on your resolutions by keeping them in perspective with these fun facts.
The top resolutions often made are behavioral commitments related to improving one’s health namely to stop smoking or to eat healthy and exercise more often. If you have the desire to make changes in your life it is often helpful to make your resolutions known. Those who have been successful with their New Year’s resolutions got by with a little help from people around them. By making your aspiration known to others, you get reminders every now and then that the efforts need to be consistent while receiving support along the way. Once you have a clear, realistic goal for yourself, let a few loved ones know. This way you will have a cheering section to keep you inspired in your pursuit.
The song ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to ring in the New Year. In spite of the popularity of ‘Auld Lang Syne’, it is also widely known as the song nobody really knows. The lyrics of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ literally means ‘old long ago’ or simply ‘the good old days’.
January 1st was not always considered the beginning of a New Year. Because of the different calendar system used in ancient Babylon, the actual New Year started with the New Moon, which was followed by the first day of spring in March. The Roman calendar was changed over and over again each time a new emperor took charge until it eventually did not match the Sun’s patterns. It took an official act of the Roman Senate to dictate that the New Year begin on January 1.
Food items that are ring-shaped are a delicious form of good luck. Some cultures celebrate the New Year by eating doughnuts. This symbolizes coming full circle even if it isn’t helpful for a person who chooses weight loss as their New Year’s goal. Black eyed peas are also often consumed in certain parts of the United States and other cultures. These special foods are thought to bring good fortune and good luck to all who eat.
This year, make your New Year’s resolution count. If you have an elderly loved one in your life who could use some support in achieving their goals for the New Year, you can look to the highly trained and compassionate caregivers of Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor, 734-927-3111, to help. Senior Helpers of Ann Arbor offers affordable in home senior care to all areas of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Milan, Michigan.