A new year promises new beginnings and new opportunities. If you can let go of the past, releasing yourself from failures and disappointments, you will be able to embrace a new perspective—a new look at the future and all the magnificent possibilities it contains. New hopes, new dreams, and new desires can lead you to new places and new people.
The new you begins now! It's time to release the old you and step into a new you that has never before existed. You are about to discover a new you with unlimited potential and your best life yet ahead of you.
Are you ready for a new start? If so, read on!
How to Make the Most of a New Year's Fresh Start
Happiness is the driving force and goal of one's existence. It is New Year's, more than any other day, that makes happiness more real and achievable. This is the significance of New Year's Day and why it is so psychologically significant to people all around the world.
New Year's has been called many things over time: "the start of a new life," "a clean slate," "a chance to begin again," and more. These are all true statements about how this day affects people. Happiness is the ultimate goal for everyone on New Year's because we know that feeling well enough to be able to describe it as our goal.
There are several ways in which New Year's can make us happy. First, it gives us the opportunity to start fresh. We can say goodbye to the past year and hello to the new year. This past year has been full of successes and failures, but now we have a chance to begin anew and leave our old selves behind.
The second reason New Year's makes us happy is because it gives us the chance to change something about our lives. Maybe we've been thinking about changing jobs or moving away from home, but haven't done anything about it yet. By doing so on New Year's we're taking the first step toward making these changes happen.
"Painful ends are sometimes camouflaged as new beginnings." —Lao Tzu 9. A new beginning: a new day, a new month, or a new year. "Do you regard each day as a new beginning, or are you carrying over from yesterday?" Consider the possibility of starting over. Higginsworth, Theodore W. 10. Change might be frightening, but do you know what's scarier? Going through life with no direction or purpose.
"New beginnings are not just for New Years," said Ted. "They're all around us every day. You just have to be willing to look at them."
Every new beginning stems from the demise of another.
8 Ways to Get Your New Year Started
As the Julian calendar came into use in 45 B.C., New Year's Day was celebrated on January 1 for the first time in history. Julius Caesar, soon after becoming Roman dictator, felt that the old Roman calendar needed to be changed. So he created a new year based on the solar year instead of the lunar year.
Nowadays, most countries around the world celebrate New Year's Day on or near January 1st. But before the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, New Year's Day was always during a different month. Since January was the first month of the new year in the ancient Roman and Hebrew calendars, it is not surprising that New Year's Day occurred then too.
So even though January was considered the first month of the new year, it wasn't until that date that it actually became New Year's Day. For example, in Julian calendar years beginning with DIVI JOVIANUS (the name of two emperors), February was the first month of the year.
New Year's Day fell on a different day each year because the calendar changed when the seasons did. If you want to know what day it is today, check the Calendar section on our website.