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 hardworking, dedicated Capricorn, your New Year’s resolution should be to make more time to relax, whether with friends and loved ones or on your own. Commit to building regular retreat days into your schedule — days when you do nothing more than while away the afternoon with a novel or at a day spa (and leave your smartphone at home, so multitasking is not an option!). The same goes for spending less time working and more time with loved ones: Schedule regular family nights or dates with your sweetie, and regard those commitments as sacred. But here’s the kicker: Make a second resolution not to turn relaxation and fun into drudgery. If you’re too serious and single-minded about it, loosening up could become just another task to cross off your checklist. The idea is to incorporate leisure time into your life in such a way that creates balance, not in a way that adds more stress to your plate. Focus on learning to welcome downtime, levity and outright silliness as important elements of a well-rounded life.