Every year, on the last day of December, we and I mean we as people in most of the world make resolutions for the next year. And a year later we look back and assess, how we have done on those ! Did we fulfill all or any of the pacts that we made with ourselves!
Has any of the resolutions you made became true? Mine very seldom do. Since I was young I did that every year and when next New Year’s Eve came, I couldn’t claim that all my resolutions and desires for that year had been realized. In fact it would be around the half-year mark, June or July that I could see that whatever I had planned fo this year was not going to be.
As most of my plans for the coming year would involve weight loss it was a given that wanting to lose fifty, sixty pounds in a year were doomed to failure anyway. And as young people are very ambitious and have a little practicality in their thinking, my plans would be fantastic and didn’t fall into the realm of achievability. Then came a time when I became more practical. In short, I grew up and my ambitions were tapered down to more achievable proportions. But there wasn’t one year that I could say that I got all that I had desired to get done that year.
My next move was the one I am sticking to till now. It totally lacks the excitement and romanticism of waiting for the time the clock would strike twelve on the last day of the year, ushering in the new year. It is a pragmatic approach. Now on the first day of the new year, I promise myself to do the best I can and be;
1. Kind to myself, in looking after my health, both physical and emotional. I make a pact to follow a healthy lifestyle, to be a more active version of myself and use the coming year for getting fitter.
2. A more giving person. To be there for my family and friends. To provide the support needed by the people around me. To not get angry and selfish.
3. To keep a check on my tendency of overspending and hoarding stuff that I don’t need for months to come. And I admit that this area needs a load of work and determination. I am always failing in this department.
4. And my new resolutions this coming year would be to write more meaningful content for my blog.
What are your plans for this new year?
How well do you do on your new year resolutions every year and how do you go about this ritual?
And what are your new year resolutions this year?
Waiting for your feedback and comments.