A later king, Numa Pompilius, is credited with adding the months of Januarius and Februarius. Over the centuries, the calendar fell out of sync with the sun, and in 46 B. He introduced the Julian calendar, which closely resembles the more modern Gregorian calendar that most countries around the world use today.
After all, this is the time when many put their year into perspective and think about changes and new goals.
Every New Year brings the promise of a fresh start. A blank canvas where you can colorfully express your wishes. New Year resolutions lists come in every shape or form. Some are bold and adventurous, some are determined and positive, others are wishful thinking.
Before clocks, human beings used the sun, the stars and the seasons as guidance to organize their time. How well you managed time and used it to your advantage, determined not only your survival but also your success. In the Middle Ages there were numerous occasions when opponents would agree on a particular time frame for hostilities to begin.
It was a respectful code of conduct. You knew what to expect and when to expect it. Then it was left to skill, strategy and luck to play their part. Nowadays, surprise attacks can be key to achieve success on the battlefield.
Time can go fast or slow depending on our perception and often we wish we could turn back the clock or even stop time.
In the week leading up to Christmas, the opposing sides, German and British met on a neutral ground to celebrate Christmas.
They mingled, sang Christmas carols, exchanged food, souvenirs and played football. They also buried together their dead and exchanged prisoners.
For a short period it felt like they had stopped time, the horror of war and in the spirit of Christmas were finally able to celebrate life.
The reality is Time controls our lives. For thousand of years, we have been obsessed with measuring time accurately. Since the first mechanical clocks were invented in 14th century Europe, the evolution of time devices has been incredible.
It is true what they say, Time can work for us or against us. And that is why we need to learn how to make the most of it. Travelling is a passion for me and I want to continue to explore this wonderful planet of ours while I still can. Often we postpone trips, places we always dreamt of visiting because we feel there is still plenty of time.
One day, we tell ourselves, I will get there.People seem to either love or hate new year’s resolutions. For so many people in my business and personal circles, was a year of transition and challenges.
With our minds shifting out of holiday mode and into our upcoming New Year’s resolution goals, it’s time to ditch the age old resolutions to lose weight, get fit, or make more money. Need ideas for New Year's resolutions that stick? Try setting an experiment or a challenge instead!
I'll share what our family is working on this year, and the key to staying motivated. This chart shows the most common new year's resolutions in the U.S. in This chart shows the most common new year's resolutions in the U.S. in The Statistics Portal.
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