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Keeping New Year Resolutions

New year resolution is an annual practice that gives individuals an opportunity to review old ways of life and set new goals or objectives at the beginning of a new year.

It is therefore, simply a vow or promise that one makes personally on the eve of a new year with hope to be fulfilled in the coming year.

This also offers an opportunity to make amends for the better.

Though new year resolution is more common in the western world it has been adopted by many people.

Therefore a new year resolution could be a decision to focus more on improving one’s Health, finances, relationship, to read more books, live a more religious life among others.

As the year 2022 begins today, Correspondent Helen Ijaja sought the views of FCT Residents.

A Business Woman, Mrs Mary Idachaba said her new year resolution is to pray for peace and stability of the nation’s economy.

The Catholic Priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Ikare, Ondo State, Rev Father Simon Ogbanje attributed failure to keeping new year resolutions to lack of strategic plans.
According to him, a successful and lasting resolution requires more than just a will power as there must be a total overhaul of one’s values, attitude and priorities hence the need to seek divine help.

An Islamic Scholar, Mallam Umar Farouk-Abubakar who said new year resolutions has no place in islam admonished Muslims to abide by the teachings of prophet Muhammed.

Although chances are that many will fail to keep to their resolutions as some usually abandon them months into the year or even before the end of January some people still strive to maintain their resolutions.

What is your new year resolution?

Wishing you all a prosperous 2022.

By Helen Ijaja

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