It's that time of the year again! The time of the year where people all across the world make New Year's resolutions, only to revert back to their old habits by February. The time of the year where people use the hashtag #NewYearNewMe, only to look extremely familiar a month or two later. What causes people to fail year after year at fulfilling their New Year's resolutions? Is it lack of motivation? Laziness?
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. We often use this day to spend time with those we love, and to show appreciation for what we have. However, after all the turkey is eaten and we return to our normal lives, many of us revisit feelings of dissatisfaction with our careers, relationships, and life circumstances. These negative feelings can steal our motivation, make us feel constrained, and limit our ability to make positive change in our lives.
Mankind has relied on religion since the beginning of civilization to answer questions about our origins and about what happens to us when we die. In the past, your religion was usually dictated by the part of the world you lived in and the cultural group you were part of. However, today these influences aren’t as strong in the western world as we have unprecedented access to information. Nowadays, religious preference depends more on your own personal ideas and philosophy.