Monday, January 11, 2021
A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of the New Year.
While it is unclear when the tradition began, it is known that the Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named, to return borrowed objects and pay their debts. In the medieval era, knights took the "peacock vow" at the end of the Christmas season to reaffirm their commitment to chivalry, according to Wikipedia.
But according to a new study by OnePoll, the average American tried to form 19 new habits during quarantine — and gave up on all but four of them. Will you make or break your own New Year’s resolution?