The time has come once again to reflect on the year that is passing and look forward to the one ahead. The practice of making resolutions for the New Year has its roots in ancient Babylon and Rome, where people made promises to their gods and reaffirmed their commitment to their chosen paths. Just as it did thousands of years ago, the approach of January 1 stirs an urge within us to make this a better, happier, more fulfilling year than the last one. It’s the promise of a fresh start, a blank slate.
The only question is, what should your New Year’s resolutions be — and how can you make them stick this time? If you’re uncertain about what to set as your intention for the New Year, or tired of making resolutions that just don’t pan out, look no further than your Sun sign for guidance. This wealth of information can steer you in the right direction when it comes to making an internal commitment to progress. Read on to find out all about your own, best New Year’s resolutions.
For energetic Aries, the best New Year’s resolutions are those that focus on channeling your considerable energy toward a worthy goal. With your bold, competitive, me-first personality, you often get stuck in a loop of chasing after your own goals without giving much thought to everyone else around you. Resolving to do more volunteer work may be working a bit against type, yet there’s little you like more than a challenge, and your leadership skills can be a real asset to any charity or humanitarian organization you might get involved with. If committing to volunteer work doesn’t appeal to you, you can achieve a similar goal on a smaller, more personal scale by resolving to develop your sympathy and compassion for others. Resolve to make it a habit in the new year to commit one small, random act of kindness each day. This could be anything — holding the door for someone, telling your coworker they’re doing a great job, or even paying for a stranger’s drink at the coffee shop.