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It is believed that New Year’s resolutions date back as far as 4,000 years.  The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first to start the ‘new year new you’ mantra in mid-March when their crops were planted.  Though, I’m sure their resolutions would be very different to the resolutions of today!

In ancient Rome, Julius Caesar changed the calendar to establish January 1st as the beginning of the new year circa 46 B.C.  The Romans offered sacrifices and promises of good conduct to the gods going into the new year.  Early Christians used this time of year to look back at their past mistakes and think of how they can create a better future.

Today’s resolutions are now more promises to one’s self rather than to the gods.  They are mainly self-improvements which can sometimes be hard to follow through with.  What are your new year’s resolutions?  Did you manage to fulfill your resolutions from last year?  Here are the most common New Year’s resolutions from the last couple of years…

Most common resolutions 2018-2019

Most common resolutions 2017-2018

One new year’s resolution we think you should all have is to use our January discount and come and stay with us in 2020!  See you then!

The Lovat Loch Ness, the perfect place to… Start the new year

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