They're a great excuse to do new things, reconnect with old people, change ourselves... Something we're always able to do but for the new year we've been socially conditioned to do it since we were young so just comes more naturally.
For me this has meant beefing up my volunteer time (planting trees & building homes more often) and starting a ceramics class; something I've literally been meaning to do for years but keep on finding excuses related to being busy.
I've paid $$ for it now no more procrastinating as I only ever like to part with cash when I'm getting something in return. I fancy myself a master procrastinator, but really what that means is I'm fantastic at breaking my word with myself... So I lie to me unintentionally all of the time.
Anyhow here's to happy new beginnings and finding freshness in our lives whenever they turn stagnant which can be all too often if we're not careful!