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 self-indulgent Taurus, your resolution for the new year should focus on curbing your hedonistic habits — whatever those might be. Whether your vice is spending too much money on frivolous things, eating too many sweets or lounging around when you know you should be working, it’s well within your power to gain control. You see, you have a secret weapon to use against your tendency to overindulge: Once you’re committed to a path, you possess excellent willpower and endurance. If you make a serious promise to yourself to indulge in sweets only once a week, for example, or to set aside an allowance for “play money” that fits within your budget, you’ll find it easier than you thought to stick to your new rule. The key is not to be too severe in your restrictions. If you know you enjoy shopping, allow yourself to do so once a month; make it a treat, something to anticipate and work toward, and stick to a budget when you do. See? Easy!