After a long time, the year started with a vacation. I really deserved it and enjoyed every moment. Only when I came back did I realize that it was the middle of January and I haven’t done any of the formalities that are associated with a brand new year like sending greetings to my friends, cleaning up the house, and most importantly writing my new year’s resolutions. So here I am with my fresh set of new year’s resolutions for this year. I hope with my newfound determination and your good wishes I would be able to achieve them.
Control and be wise, learn to say no
No more getting under temptation. No more saying yes to projects that deserve a no. No more taking up work that doesn’t pick my interest. I have decided to only take up projects that challenge my creativity and give me opportunities to learn. And I have decided to venture into a new field this year that I have avoided so far – technology. It would be a part of my learning process.
Time… time…controlling the elusive
I am getting serious about time. I am following the Pomodoro technique of time management. You know under this technique you need to work for 25 minutes at a stretch and take a break for 3-5 minutes and again start. It’s showing results as my productivity has increased and I hope to do better with time.
Books and notes – let’s go back to learning
This is a dream and I am determined to make it a reality this year. I have an interest in different languages and always wanted to learn a few. This year I have taken up a resolution to learn French and already have found a school near my residence. Just wait before I start conversing with you in French.
The local gym is buzzing every morning with new faces huffing and puffing. I know by March most of these faces would disappear proving the fact that 90% of people do not stick to their new year’s resolutions. I won’t be another name on that list. No, I don’t plan to lose 15 kg in 3 months or do 100 pushups a day. My health resolutions are simple and practical. I would walk 30 minutes every day, give up soft drinks, and eat 2 fresh fruits every day. This is enough for me to begin my journey toward good health.
Let’s play and have fun – reliving childhood
Yes, this is one of the most important resolutions of this year. My daughter is growing up fast and I do not want to miss her childhood. I want to spend more time with her. I have planned to read with her, play with her, and just be there whenever she needs me. I want to create memories that I would cherish long after my nest gets empty.
What do you think about my resolutions? Wish me luck so that I can stick to them long enough. Share your resolutions and together we can have some fun achieving them.
About the author – Koyel Majumder – A writer with an eye for perfection. She is a content writer from Mumbai, India with over 6 years of experience in writing web content, blogs, and articles. When she is not writing, she will be reading for ideas that would help her to remain up to date. In short, she lives and dreams words and finds this writer’s world fascinating.