Happy New Year

We have stepped, danced, drank or waltzed our way into 2015 finally (my bet is more on the drinking and dancing on how majority of the people welcomed the New Year). This is the time to promise yourselves and make new year resolutions- the most popular ones being ‘I will exercise, I will lose weight, I will quit smoking’. Believe me, once the holiday mood is over, it is back to reality, routine, work, school etc and out go the resolutions like a paper plane. Resolutions make it all seem very burdensome and dragging.
I prefer silent wishes and prayers similar to the ones we make during our birthday, after all New Year is every person’s birthday. So, here are some of the wishes/to-do’s or prayers for 2015 which I think can be everyone else’s as well-:
1.Learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby- Did you always want learn a musical instrument or learn an art or sport? Well, this is your time to pursue it irrespective of what other people might tell you; ‘Oh, you are too old or you possibly cannot learn it, you have two left feet so how can you dance?’ You will not know how bad you are at the skill until you give it a shot. I want to learn the guitar and I will give it my best. Oh lastly, do not listen to people who say you can’t do it, they did not try so they discourage others.
2.Picking up from the last line, surround yourself with people who make you laugh, feel good and happy. There will always be folks who tell you cannot do something or are so cynical in life that the negativity just rubs off on you. No one has the right to make you feel inferior or bad without your permission.
3.Travel to a new place- Take a trip whether a road trip or a simple hike. The best part about travel is that the journey itself unfolds so many aspects of the world that you never knew existed. The journey is as important as the destination.
4.Stay active- As cliched or old as it may sound health is wealth honey. The good ‘ol wish is more relevant in today’s time with our arch enemies like stress, pollution, fast food, sedentary lifestyle plaguing us. You need to make healthier choices in your diet and pick up a physical activity like walking, dance or simply run. You do not want to die young do you?
5.Set yourself a target or milestone for the year which after completion you can say ‘Yayy!!! That was my biggest achievement in 2015!’ You need to have at least one ridiculously crazy far fetched goal which will get you out of your comfort zone and help you discover yourself in the whole process. This will keep the fire alive in your otherwise mundane routine life.
Lastly, say a little prayer every now and then to be thankful for who you are and the strength to take on life’s challenges. You got to squeeze in as much as you can in this short life. With that I wish all of you a very Happy New year and an exciting one. Cheers!

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