“What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream needs an action; and your action needs right thinking! Without right thinking, you can have only unrealised dreams!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan
Yet another year has gone by in the blink of an eye. Before we know it, we are starting out a brand new year. The last few years have not been great for a lot of us around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of an upcoming recession have kept us all on our toes. The pandemic had changed our lives in unexpected ways. It has made us value life, love, and friendship.
We step into 2023 with new hopes and dreams. We plan to live happy and fulfilled lives. Naturally, we all have our own resolutions to make as we start a brand new chapter of our lives.
Fulfilling our resolutions are never easy. More often than not, we tend to give up on our New Year resolution even before the first month of the year is over. Why not do something novel this New Year? Why not make resolutions that are easy to fulfill? Why not pledge to fulfill our New Year resolutions no matter what?
Here is a list of easy-to-fulfill New Year resolutions that are bound to enhance the quality of your life:-
Compassion is a quality that is valued by all. After all, being compassionate does not take money. Compassion has the potential to change lives. However, we often tend to overlook ourselves in our bid to succeed. Whether we accept it or not, we are our harshest critics. We overwork ourselves and give little to no importance to our own needs. You don’t believe me, do you? Let me ask you a question. When was the last time you complimented yourselves? Actually, have you ever patted yourself on the back and said, “Well done!” If you have done so, great job. If not, then this year, promise to appreciate yourself. After all, it is you who is working to fulfill your dreams. Cut yourself some slack. Don’t push yourself beyond your limit. Be compassionate to yourself and you will see that everything will fall into its place.
Pro-tip: Start the day with a strong message to yourself. You can look into the mirror and say something like “You can do it!”
Keep away from Social Media and Gadgets for a day
Since the advent of technologies like mobile phones, especially smartphones, televisions, computers, etc, social media and the internet have reigned supreme in our lives. Can you imagine a day without touching your phone? Can you fathom a moment without the internet? I believed such scenarios seem almost apocalyptic to most of us. Today, most of us are dependent on our phones and the internet for even the most basic functions of life. From work to connecting with friends, we need gadgets and social media for everything. However, we should keep in mind that spending so much time in the virtual world is not good for us. Overdependence on gadgets, can affect our eyesight and lead to headaches and brain tumors. Spending most of the day on various social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc can make us social duds in real life. Nevertheless, we cannot shun social media and gadgets completely. They have become an undeniable part of modern life. What we can do is we can take a break. This New Year, pledge to stay away from social media and gadgets for one day a week. Dedicate that day to real life.
Pro-tip: Spend no gadget days by going on picnics or hikes with your friends and family.
Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
We have a lot to thank for in our lives. From the very air that we breathe to the food that we eat, we should be thankful for it all. We take everything in our life for granted. Whatever we have in life, we think that we are entitled to it. We seldom stop and think that there are millions of people out there who do not have even a fraction of what we have. There are people who have only one meal a day while there are some who do not have a house. While we take our families for a toss every day, there are people who don’t even know the meaning of family. So, this new year, make it your goal to be thankful for all the things that you are fortunate enough to have.
Pro-tip: Say thank you to anyone who does something for you, no matter how little. Make a list of things to be thankful for every night.
Uplift At Least One Person A Day
Every person has their own battles to fight. You can never accurately gauge a person’s lot judging from their face. You never know the hardships that one goes through. So, try your best to brighten someone’s mood. It is very simple to uplift others. Compliment people when they do something praiseworthy. Thank people when they do something as small as opening the door for you. Appreciate people whenever possible. These will definitely bring a smile to someone’s face. You never know how much of an effect your kind words can have on someone’s life.
Pro-tip: Every day, give at least one compliment to one person.
Spend Time with Friends and Family
Time is the most coveted thing in today’s world. We are constantly running here and there to accomplish one thing or the other. Multi-tasking has become the norm for us. We even work while eating. In all this hubbub, we are not able to make time for the most important people in our lives. Ask yourself this. When was the last time when you had a peaceful dinner without family and without thinking about other things? When was the last time you met your best friend? When was the last time when you did something fun? The answers might surprise you. This New Year, promise to spend quality time with your loved ones.
Pro-tip: Plan get-togethers and reunions with friends and family at least once a month.
A new year heralds the beginning of a new beginning. It is your chance to wipe the board clean and start afresh. So, what are you waiting for? Start 2023 with rigor and gusto. Begin the year with the determination to fulfill all your resolutions and realize all your dreams.
One thought on “A Beginning: 5 Easy to Fulfill New Year Resolutions”
I love that these are all do-able resolutions, not the ones we think we should make. I’ll focus on the phone one. That’s a topic I’ve been working on for a while. Our “phone addiction” is quite more harmful than we think. What an inspiring piece!
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