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.
Efficient, hardworking Virgo — you deserve to make it your New Year’s resolution to let your hair down a little this year. Your life tends to be all about self-control and striving for perfection; you set high standards for yourself and then do everything you can to meet them. This is certainly commendable, as it’s a reflection of your deep-rooted values, but it’s also a tall order to live up to day in and day out! You deserve some fun and relaxation, just as much as everyone else. You also deserve the leeway to make mistakes from time to time. In the new year, resolve to work a little less and go out with friends a little more; to let go of some of your rules and systems in favor of ushering a bit of friendly chaos into your life. Practice taking a deep breath, releasing any tension in your shoulders, and smiling as you tell yourself, “All is well.” Developing greater self-acceptance will create a deep sense of wellbeing that then spreads outward to everyone around you.