Wishing, All A Happy New Year!

It’s that time when you get to know the top 10 of the year…best actors/ singers/ songs/ movies/ incidents and so on. It is also a time to bid farewell to the old year and greet a brand new year that awaits us.

This time of the year also reminds me of making resolutions. I had made some, not many New Year resolutions when I was in school and college. But I never believed in resolutions, never have.

What I believe in is goals. I have found that resolutions have helped me to form good habits such as reading newspaper or following a healthy diet or improving my work etc. Goals on the other hand have always helped me to maneuver my life in the right direction. One can have long or short term goals depending on what is that one wants. But I’m not here to talk about goals or types of goals or if it should be followed or not.

For a very long time I haven’t looked at the list of my goals (or should I say my goal sheet). I thought toady should be a perfect day to work on my goal sheet, as the old year has come to an end and the new year is standing with arms wide open.

My New Year’s resolution list remains empty this year, as I’m going to look at my goal sheet. I had taken a look at my goal sheet last year but didn’t work towards it; however, for happy new yearthis year I’ll amend it and may be introduce new ones or do something with it. Last year a resolution was made which I followed not dedicatedly but continuously. As I said, “I don’t believe in resolutions much”. I like to follow them but I’m not too hard on myself. I’m happy so far as I continue with whatever resolutions I’ve made. This doesn’t’ happen with goals though, I like to stick to my goal sheet as much as possible. I can be hard on myself sometimes.

I enjoyed the last year as I was not keeping tabs on my goal sheet. It was a joy ride…no worries, no responsibilities, no bounds…. It feels good; however, this kind of practice should be for a short time and not for too long. I needed some time to think over a few things and I thought it would be best for me to let my mind wander and not focus on things that were normally important.

I’ve had a wonderful ride on the 2014 wagon and I’m eager to ride the brand new 2015 wagon. God had been very gracious to me the last year in many ways. I thank Him. I’m also thankful to my readers and wordpress friends as they have shown their immense support and encouraged me from time to time. I wish and pray for everyone of you that may God shower his blessings and grant good health, wealth, peace and prosperity not only to you but also extend it to your family members.

So, to my dear friends – Wish you all a Happy New Year. A Happy 2015.

2015

The ghost of a New Year Resolution

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It’s here again. What should I do? Oh my God! it’s happening again. What you may ask? Of course! the beginning of the YEAR. What comes at the beginning of the New Year….uumh…aaa….ok…”NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS”. I guess the question that everyone is asking these days or probably a month back was “What is your new year resolution?”A few days back even I was asked the same question.

Let’s just say, that I’m not a very big fan of New Year resolutions. It’s difficult to keep up with them. I don’t know about you, but it’s too much work for me. Although, I like the spirit that goes in the making of “THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS”. Some people are just so excited about it; and the others don’t care at all.

Well! I fall somewhere in the middle category, because I like to see the others making the resolutions; and sometimes would happily support them. They are all pumped up with the excitement and enthusiasm. So, what goes in the making of it? First comes the list. Then you check if the list is too long or not, if it is then you just scratch away a few from the list. Then, you hit the panic button when the calendar hits 1st of January. You are aware of the list, you are aware of it all the time as if some eye is watching you. You may carry on for a few days (in the spirit of enthusiasm), may be weeks or maximum a few months (which is very rare).

I’ve hardly heard anyone saying,”Oh! This is my resolution for this year?” towards the end of year.The whole point is why trouble yourself and later feel guilty or ashamed. If you feel nothing that’s good I would say. I had kept it once, but the burden of not staying faithful to my own list was very hard. I can say it was like a ghost lurking behind me. And every time I broke my resolution, I felt that I’ve cheated myself. It’s good to cheat on self because you are able to do both: justify and feel guilty. The result is: the scale is balanced.

New Year is the time to party hard, welcome the year which is to come and stay and say bye to the old year. The brief moment where in you decide your resolutions should be kept for enjoying with your friends or family. After all you cannot celebrate New Year every day.