When we are about to say goodbye to 2023. This week is going to fly by. Before you know it Sunday will be here and so will the new year.

I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer but I would say at this point if you didn't get to it in 2023 it may be something you need to do to start 2024. You might be able to get one or two more things off your list before time runs out but don't count on it.

When is the Cold Moon this Week in the Hudson Valley

July 4th Full Moon photo by PQ
July 4th Full Moon photo by PQ

Why not enjoy these last few days of the year by planning to do things in 2024? The big Cold Moon which will light up the night sky tonight might give you some energy to start planning 2024 before it gets here. Yes, tonight is the last full moon of 2023.

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This lag time between Christmas and the New Year is a great time to catch up or even tie up any loose ends you have from this year so that you don't drag them into the next. Use this time to finish up half-done things. I wouldn't start anything new until after Jan 2, 2024.

When Did Making New Year's Resolutions Begin

Christy Thompson

Of course, many of us will be using this time to line up our New Year's resolutions. I didn't realize how far back that tradition went, I thought it was a modern-day concept but according to History.com New Year's Resolutions have been around for about 4000 years.

Apparently, Ancient Babylonians who celebrated the New Year in March are believed to have started the tradition by making promises there Gods in exchange for a good harvest. It is believed that those promises were the first resolutions.

What are the Popular New Year's Resolutions for 2024

According to a new poll done by yougov.com the top resolution for the upcoming year is to save more money. Being happy, learning something new, and of course exercising more were also on the list.

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