Happy New Year, Folks!
The year 2017 was fun. It became extra special with Zayer’s birth. One thing was sure. I wasn’t going back to the corporate world anytime soon. With two kids under two, and no family around to help with kids, I decided to stay home and captain my babyship. However, a person like me cannot stay at home, raise kids and do nothing else.
A person like me has a brain that is multi-tasking and strategizing on multiple fronts, at all times. A person like me constantly needs a creative outlet. A person like me cannot be defined by just one role in life. I enjoy motherhood and I am very proud of myself for doing a fairly decent job raising my two boys. BUT. I want to do more in my life, with my life.
Last year, I decided to take up my blogging seriously. I have had a blog for more than 4 years but I neglected it, severely. I started working on it again last August and this time, I wanted to do it right. For last 4 months, I actively started posting on my blog and even took up Instagram to make it all the more fun. I made amazing new friends and met with some super awesome bloggers. All in all, last year ended on a very good note.
Now this year, I have some new plans and I want to list them down. I want to do that so I can go back to this list every few months, and see how I am doing. More so, I am making this list public so I can hold myself accountable. The last time I did something like this was a 30 day fitness challenge. I made it public and then I stuck to it for full 30 days.
Going from 30 days to 365 days of sticking to something or a couple of things is huge. It will be a daunting task but there is no knowing how we fare until we try. So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, in the most cliched manner possible, my New Year’s Resolutions.
Things to Accomplish in the Year 2018
- Exercise 5 times a week
- Lose 8 kgs (17 pounds)
- Write something meaningful everyday
- Pray at least once a day
- Be less Angry and more Patient
- Stay more Happy and less Anxious
- Praise more and Judge less
- Help more and Envy less
- Love more and Grudge less
- Give more and Expect less
- Focus on important things in life
- Manage relationships (discard unhealthy ones, nurture new ones, and maintain old ones)
These are some of the things I want to work on in 2018. These are some of the things that will hopefully make me a better person than I am today. I think it is safe to say, these are the things that anyone can choose to work on to become a better human being. So in short, my new year’s new resolution is to become a better me.
What are your resolutions for this year? Can you relate with mine?
Love & Peace.