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 selfless, nurturing Pisces, this is your year to make a New Year’s resolution to be kinder and gentler. Not to others; you’ve already got that down to an art. No, this year, resolve to demonstrate greater kindness toward yourself, and to treat yourself with the same gentle, tender respect that you afford others. That may mean a variety of different things, based on your particular life. You might want to work on setting firmer boundaries in your relationships, so others can’t take advantage of your kindness so easily. Alternatively, you might want to focus on pursuing a goal you’ve always held dear, but have put off in favor of taking care of the people you love. It’s time to get a little selfish, Pisces. This will probably feel foreign at first, and distinctly uncomfortable; your task will be to work through these feelings of discomfort. Sooner or later, you’ll be able to make occasional selfishness — putting yourself first, in whatever way applies — a habit.