According to the History.com website, New Year's Resolutions have been going on for 4,000 years – and the ancient Babylonians were the first recorded to make resolutions.
They promised to pay debts and return any objects they had borrowed. The Babylonians didn't start the new year until March, so if Jan. 1 resolutions don't work out for you, you can have a do over in March.
The Romans also practiced making promises to the god Janus. The month of January is name for this god.
Meanwhile, early Christians began the new year with thinking about one's mistakes and believing to do better in th...