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New Year resolutions are a time-tested tradition
that probably has its origins in religious rituals. At the start of
each year, ancient Babylonians promised their Gods they would return
borrowed objects and repay their debts. The Romans began the year by
making promises to God Janus, for whom January has been named. In
the Medieval era, the Knights took the 'Peacock vow' at the end of
Christmas each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.
Things have of course changed, with the focus now shifting to
personal milestones such as losing weight, giving up vices, adopting
new virtues and generally being a loving, giving, caring individual.