I always thought that the phrase Happy New Year was a bit odd. Why is it that just because the calendar moves forward, things should be any different? January 1 is no different than any other day of the year. It is 24 hours long, and night follows day.
I think the distinction, although artificial, is important for human nature. The change of the year offers hope and opportunity for improvement. Perhaps you will use the date as a time to stop smoking or drinking, to go to the gym and exercise on a regular basis, or to start that new diet you have been meaning to get to. These are personal health goals.
One can say that this new year, I will read more, spend more time with the children, do charitable acts, finally get my degree. All things to aid in personal growth, and all worth pursuing. If a silly thing such as the flipping of a page on a calendar can be the motivation, great.
Personal appearance can also be a goal. A new hairstyle, different makeup, a wardrobe turnaround, or a change in hair color may be in order. Even Plastic Surgery can be a goal. Refreshing your face after a certain age, fixing the damage caused by pregnancy or weight change, or getting the breasts you have always wanted are common consults I get around this time as well.
So, as phony a holiday as it is, make use of it to insure 2013 is the best year yet. Look for exciting changes at Yager Esthetics in the new year as well.