In the first month of the year, we are overflowing with hope for what the next 365 days will bring us. We create new year resolutions, set goals, and experience chilly weather. That's why we have prepared the collection of January quotes below that to encapsulate these experiences, along with inspirational and funny messages.
As the first day of January approaches, people usually ask us about our new year's resolutions. In 2022, the top 5 priorities Americans want to achieve are a healthy lifestyle, personal happiness, weight loss, career, and finances. How about you? What are your resolutions for the new year?
Read the following January quotes below as a new chapter awaits writing.
Best January Quotes
January only existed when the Catholic church modified the Julian calendar in 1582. The new format, the Gregorian calendar, included the two months to approximate the solar year, which is 365.2425 days. And to compensate for the excess, we have a leap year every four years.
For further reading about the different calendars of the past, here is a chapter from E.G. Richard's book, Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History.
Welcome the first month by reading the January quotes below.
Motivational January Quotes For New Beginnings
January is named after the Roman god of doors and gates, Janus. He represents the transitions in life fitting our situation during the first month of the new year. Janus' image has two faces back to back - one sees the past, the other the future. Like the Roman god, we also want to be nostalgic to prepare for the days ahead. And based on a study, nostalgia has numerous benefits to our well-being2, including optimism about the future.
Get excited about the fresh beginning the new year brings as you review the following inspirational January quotes.
December is letting go, Of all the past year's fails, And starting anew in January, As time again chases its tail.
~ Stewart Stafford
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.
~ T.S. Eliot
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
~ G. K. Chesterton
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Quotes About January Weather
We're in the middle of winter and wearing thick clothes while welcoming the new year. But have we already encountered the coldest, or are we experiencing it soon? Based on the National Centers for Environmental Information database, January boasts the coldest temperature for the east coast as the freezing air flow south from Canada. On the other hand, the western region's coldest day is December.
Keep yourself warm as you read the following January quotes about the chilly weather and celebrate the first snow of the year.
Funny January Quotes To Brighten Your Day
For some, January brings fired-up motivation; for others, the month brings fleeting inspiration to change. According to a 2022 report by Statista, only 22% pursued their new year's resolutions, 11% did not act on them, and 63% did not make any. Whatever group you are under, pat yourself on the back. You survived the previous year, and that's the most important achievement.
While reminiscing about your past resolutions, laugh at the following January quotes below.
January Quotes For The New Year
When welcoming the new year, we could either feel inspired to have another opportunity to change or be indifferent since we know we can transform anytime we want. When you're ready to work on yourself in January or other months, dedicate time to set your SMART goals.
Emphasize attainability because, based on a study, participants who set too-high goals and failed impacted their self-esteem and motivation1. So if you want to lose the holiday pounds, be kind to yourself during goal setting.
Start your fresh page after reading the following January quotes below, or read up more on how to celebrate and the meaning of New Year's Day.
Related read: January - Awareness Months, Days & Observances.
Short January Captions To Post On Social Media
Many fill their social media feeds in January with memories and motivational posts. But aside from the fresh beginnings of the new year, we should also observe another important January celebration, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
In relation to the issues MLK fought, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and January 1 is World Day of Peace. Participate in these celebrations by integrating kindness and awareness into your resolutions.
Savor the last seconds of new year's eve and celebrate life all month long after you read the remaining January quotes below.
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Höpfner, J., & Keith, N. (2021). Goal Missed, Self Hit: Goal-Setting, Goal-Failure, and Their Affective, Motivational, and Behavioral Consequences. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.
Routledge, Clay & Wildschut, Tim & Sedikides, Constantine & Juhl, Jacob. (2013). Nostalgia as a Resource for Psychological Health and Well-Being (pdf). Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 7. 808-818. 10.1111/spc3.12070.