Things to resolve this New Year

January 4, 2017 Ramya M

On New Year’s Eve, we look back at the past, and more importantly, look forward to the coming year. It’s that time of the year when we seriously consider bringing in few changes in our lives just after we open our zonked eyes next morning. You welcome the new year and shamelessly say, “I’ll act like a crazy person just this once and then I’ll resolve to do great things henceforth.”

Every year people come up with weird and “obviously-not-going-to-happen” new-year resolutions. Like for instance, a man swearing on his life that every 29th Feb will be made special for his wife. How difficult can it be to remember something once in four years?

Resolutions are meant to be broken like rules but it feels good to say that you have one.every year


My list of Top New Year’s Resolutions and how you can keep it.


Spend More Time with Family & Friends

Well, who wouldn’t want that now! The real question is – HOW in this career focused superficial world where we are forced to address our co-workers as family and workspace as a second home. Chetan Bhagat once said: “Work Hard, but spare time for your family and friends. Nobody remembers power point presentations on your dying day” Though I am not a fan of Mr.Bhagat, I do still agree with what he says here. So this New Year, spend quality time with your family and friends, go for a vacation, throw a party, have at least one meal together or just take them out for a nice dinner.

Fit in Fitness

“This will be the last piece of chocolate cake. Tomorrow I eat salads.” Remember saying that to yourself? Must have been a million times. Accept it. We not only love food but we passionately adore it. How can we stop eating those delicious fries and tempting brownies when that exactly is the purpose of life!! Eat Drink Pray and Love. Of Course, with eating comes the calories and the fat it creates that denies leaving our body and affects our mind and soul. So what do we do? What may work perhaps is to eat slow and walk fast when a strict diet and workout regime fail.

Quit Smoking

If you have resolved to make this the year you stamp out your smoking habit, I bow down my head with respect. I have smoked and I know how good it feels. I stay away from smokers to avoid the temptation. This is one problem that can be dealt only with self-control. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. Read somewhere that on an average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. In case you hit the nail and finally come out 100% clean, please share. There are many who wants your support to enjoy a smoke-free life and breathe the fresh air they have been missing for ages.

Quit Drinking

Many, a lot of us, use the New Year as a milestone to finally stop drinking. Funny that we resolve to quit drinking when we are 4 pegs down. If you have decided to call it quits and would like to do a favor to your kidney and liver, do not hesitate to seek help when you desperately need one. For some this could be a serious addiction that has almost ruined their personal relationships and health. Do not be shy to consider a rehabilitation center if you are an addict. a step forward would help you eventually run the marathon. For the social drinkers- a) learn to say NO. b) fall in love with the 2 W’s- Water and Wine. 

Get Out of Debt

Your job was taken away in a jiffy and you were left crying like a baby, not only because you are unemployed but you are jobless and in debt. We all go through tough times and sometimes we need more than what we have. When cash is in less supply and needs are surplus, we all tend to borrow. I am myself not the wealthiest of all, or else charity is something I always hope to do. In case you are a spendthrift and perfect for a role in “Confession of the Shopaholic part-2”, let your first spend of the month be on your investments and saving accounts. Plan and have a percentage fixed on what needs to be saved and what needs to be spent.

Learn Something New

Have you vowed to learn something new? Perhaps you are want to enroll in a new course, want to learn a new language or just salsa and jive. Nice.What is the probability that you will stick to it? You know, we have become so accustomed to witnessing changes occurring regularly around us that to continue doing the same thing for more than a month actually leaves, me at least, *sigh* with boredom. Have variations and most importantly, do not follow the crowd. We were made not alike for a reason. We do not have same likes and dislikes or interests. One thing I learned last year and now cherish was to create this website. In today’s DNA, YouTubers are beyond doubt the best teachers. If it weren’t for Tylre Moore and Greg Narayan, would not have come alive. 

Help Others

Awww..! You are my angel. Please stick to this one. Don’t you think our world actually need people like you? A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can have many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at an NGO or just helping out a dear friend, remember, what goes around comes around. Be confident, go ahead and help the society. I know its easy said than done to take time out and work with NGO, but even a small step like opening a bank account for your maid or donating old clothes, vessels and books will give huge relief to those who need it. If you think you went overboard shopping for perishable items, share it with your cook. Do one good deed every day.

Only date the right person

Well, how would you know it’s not the right person until you date them? Stupid Resolution. You cannot plan love. It is supposed to happen and not implement.When you are with the right person, you will know it without a doubt in mind. I won’t discuss this resolution in detail but wish you luck and my best wishes. Just do not regret anything. For the ones looking for casual datings, like how the saying goes- “Save a boyfriend for a rainy day- and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” 

Enjoy Life More

Given the hectic stressful lifestyle, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It is an important step to a happier and healthier you! My tip- you see all the above-mentioned resolutions? Stick to them. 


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