My New Year resolutions for this year are finally here…:-) (Yes, I have been working on these for a while, what to include, what not to include for this year, nice to have and all that :-)) anyways, the list is finally here and I am so looking forward to it with anticipation and excitement.
Usually my new year resolutions have been mostly about losing some weight or saving up some money or picking up a habit that I get insipred of over the past years, but this year, I want to concentrate more on my health and happiness quotient than on the monetary side of life. I strongly believe that health is the best gift you can give to yourself no matter what age you are.
Anyways, my list is here and I plan on checking things off, as and when I achieve them. Ticking items from my list gives me a really good feeling and am waiting to experience it all over again in 2012.
Health: I strongly believe that health is the best gift that we can give ourselves and by being a little prudent we can take good care of our health. This year I plan to get all my medical, dental and vision tests done. These tests would also include the thyroid, diabetes (I am not that old, but I don’t mind being careful ) Every time I plan to get them done, I procrastinate, but this year, I will get them done.
Travel: Travel is something that I am very passionate about and would like to indulge myself as and when possible. Last year has been a good year for travel, for I got to check out the state of Rajasthan, our capital Delhi, the heart of India, Mumbai and the beautiful city Pondicherry. I want to explore more in 2012 and have a list of places that I would want to visit. My list includes the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, Srinagar to visit the Vaishno Devi temple and also Goa. There is a lot of planning to be done to complete these trips this year and I have already started on some. I would be really happy if I can complete all of what I have listed above. So, wish me good luck 🙂
Exercise: Exercising and eating right have always been on my agenda and I am so grateful that I have these in built within me. I have picked up these as habits and today they have become a part of me. Earlier, I had always wanted to lose weight but this year I would like to burn body fat and gain muscle. This would require me to do strength training and adding more protein to my diet.
Spend more time with family and friends: Spending time with family and friends is one of the most important resolutions because, your family/friends is your support system and when you don’t have them to support you it can be really frustrating. Spending time with them does not mean taking long vacations, all it requires is that you spend quality time with them, talking and doing things that they care about. Luckily I am one of those who makes it a point to spend time with family and friends. So, I plan on continuing the same and saving up some good memories for my later years ..
Enjoy Life: Enjoying life comes easy for some but for some it is a constant struggle. Living in the present and letting go of unpleasant events from the past are very important. Every time we hit a hurdle in our lives, we should say “Even this shall pass” because it is in you to overcome it. Everyone has issues of their own and we should not forget to enjoy life. Staying positive helps in making life more peaceful and enjoyable. So, I plan on being positive and taking it slow to enjoy my life better.
Recipes from my Mom: I love home cooked food especially the food that comes from my mom’s kitchen. I am a huge fan of her culinary skills and would love to adopt that gift from her. Even though i had wanted to write up her recipes and store them for use later on, I haven’t really taken the initiative to do so. So, this year I want to do it because it is high time I learn to cook like her and master some cooking skills.
Learn something new: Learning something new, be it a language, art or anything in fact gives a new leash to our lives. It also helps us explore into new areas and makes our life more interesting. Photography is something that I have wanted to do for quite some time, so this year, I plan to click some good pictures and share it up here. So, be ready you folks 🙂
Fun stuff: Life can get really boring if we continue to live and act sober all the time, it could even turn us into zombies J if we live and play by the rules all the time. So, this year I have planned to do some outrageous stuff (I will only list the ones that I can talk about here :-)) I plan on getting a tattoo and also ear piercings done . I have been planning on these for a while now but just couldn’t do it for some reason or the other. So this is it, 2012 is the year I am going to get a tattoo.
Give: Giving is very important for me because when I give I am happy. I am especially happy when I can provide for a stranger because I will not have any expectations from them when I do it. I somehow cannot relate to the fact that giving must be selfless when it comes to family and friends because I think that it is a two way road and if not today, one shall develop resentment and bitterness when it is not reciprocated. Therefore, I endorse giving or helping strangers a lot. Donating clothes and blood would be ideal. I plan on continuing to donate blood once every 4 months so it can be used by people who need it.
Read and Write: This year I plan on indulging myself into reading books more often. Last year has been good because I got a chance to read some good books written by Indian authors. I would specifically like to mention “The Shiva Trilogy” (more on this in a post soon!!) So, I plan to read more and write more often. I feel lucky that I have this habit of reading because when I imagine myself twenty years from now, I know that even if health doesn’t permit me to trek mountains, I can still read books and dream about trekking J The Alps!
So, this is it from my end for this year, so if you have anything interesting, please take up the tag and let me know so I can read your too.
Happy New Years !!