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.
This year, resolve to increase the balance in your life, in whatever way that applies. Libras tend to be kind, social people who strive for harmony in work and relationships, but that can actually lead to various kinds of imbalance. You might find yourself going out on the town too often with friends, and not spending enough time on your own; you might spend too much money on indulgences or defer to others too often, even when it would be better to take a stand. For the new year, focus on balance within yourself. If you need to gain control of your eating or your finances, make a diet plan or a budget with occasional indulgences built in, so you’ll be more sure to follow it long-term. If balance is needed in your relationships, find small ways to practice being assertive, such as declaring which movie you’d like to see or restaurant you’d like to try instead of waiting for others to choose. You’ll find that small changes become a habit over time; before you know it, you’ll be living a more balanced life.