New Year’s Resolutions get a bad rep sometimes and for different reasons. Some people say we should love ourselves as we are and stop trying to improve. Some say resolutions are stupid because they don’t work. And others say screw New Year’s; if you want to improve yourself, do it now!
The concept of the Resolution exists because one of our most fundamental human needs is “growth”. We all need to be achieving and expanding our sense of self to be able to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
The fact that it happens around New Year’s is just because whenever something comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on what was good, what could have been better, and what we want more or less of next time.