New Year's Day

  • New Year's Resolutions: Set Yourself Up for Success!



















    Are you making a New Year's Resolution this year? Sometimes we make these resolutions only to let them fall by the wayside a few short months later. So, what are somethings you can do to ensure that you really stick to your goals this year? How do you make sure that you will be successful? Well, today on the CharmingChick blog, and just in time for the holiday, we have some tips that will set you up for success so you will see your resolution through until you get to where you want to be!








    First of all, it's important to note that most people who set New Year's Resolutions will abandon them in the first 6 months. Actually, this article says that actually 88% of people will fail in their resolutions. Sounds pretty depressing right? So, what's the point in even making a resolution? The point is YOU are not everyone and if you follow these simple tips and really commit yourself to your goals (which is really what a resolution is anyway) you WILL be successful!



    TIPS for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution


    1. Write down your goals -- It is always a great idea to write down your goals. Be very specific about what you want to accomplish, start small and work up to your ultimate goal. Give yourself daily, weekly, monthly and then your yearly goal.



    2. Be your own motivation! -- No one is going to come over everyday and knock you over the head with motivation. The first thing you need to realized is that the only person you are letting down by giving up too quickly is yourself.



    3. Reward yourself for a job well done! -- Make Sure you celebrate the little milestones you accomplish along the way to meeting your ultimate goal. Be sure to pat yourself on the back.



    4. Post your resolutions -- Put your goals up where you can see them throughout the day. This will serve as a perpetual reminder and encourage you to move forward.



    5. Change your behaviors -- Whatever your resolution, make sure you set yourself up for success. Don't put yourself in situations that will cause you to fail. If you want to eat healthier, don't fill your cupboards with junk food. If you want to quit smoking, you'll have to change your daily pattern up a bit so you fill the time you normally would have been smoking, with healthier habits. Just make better choices that will help you in the long run.



  • Happy 2012 ~ New Year Fun Facts



    New Year's Eve the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Many folks gladly welcome the New year  as a time to celebrate last year's accomplishments and/or to put behind them and to look forward to the new year. We generally look forward to the year ahead with hope, excitement and great anticipation for things to come. It's a time to start a new, clear out the cobwebs, get organized and make resolutions that can help us to grow and become the people we want to be. Whatever you are planning for  this New Year - 2012, we hope you have fun, celebrate responsibly and receive many blessings throughout the year ahead.


    Today on the Charming Chick Blog we are going to feature a few New Year's Eve Fun Facts for your reading pleasure.



    It was once believed that the first people you saw in the New Year would bring you good or bad luck depending on if those people were friends or enemies, for this reason most people generally celebrate with friends and family.


    If the first person to visit you in the New Year was a tall dark haired man, this was believed to be especially lucky.


    Serving food in a ring shape represents coming full circle and is thought to be good luck for the year ahead. So make sure you eat a lot of "ring food" tonight!


    The current New Year's ball that drops in New York City's Times Square is made of Waterford crystal and weighs over 1,000 pounds. The ball begins to drop at 11:59pm and continues down until it reaches the bottom at 12:00am January 1st.


    December 31st 1907 mark the first ball drop in Times Square.


    The act of celebrating the New Year dates back over 4,000 years. Back in those days the celebrations would last 11 days! However, it was usually celebrated during the Spring Equinox.


    It was Julius Caesar that set January 1st as the beginning of the New Year but not all cultures celebrate it as the New Year.


    Some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions today are to:

    * Lose Weight/get healthy

    * Deduce Debt/save money

    * Get Organized

    *Try new things










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