We shall overcome: New Year resolutions

January 6, 2016

Its 2016 and this year I am doing the other way round- Gifting myself with a not-to-do list rather than to-do wish list.

While I am starting this post, I wonder that I do not have to ponder over it unlike the to-dos. This might be because we know our weaknesses very well.

My new year resolutions:

1. Do not say what I don’t really mean

Having said that, I am admitting that I utter many words in the momentum that I feel guilty for it later.

I will try to stick to a quote by Mahatma Gandhi- “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”

2. Do not Nag

The other day when I was telling my husband to go for haircut- He made me realize that something need to be changed. I need to stop poking him every now and then.

Of course I will not stop advising him for his good but I will try to find other ways to get the job accomplished.

3. Do not get boil with anger on sight of Garbage spilling or spitting

It get on my nerves when someone ignore the bins around and gracefully spread the filth.

I realize, it only harms me inside but not them in any way- Realizing it took too long but now when I did, I will be on it.

4. Do not wait to starve before I feed myself

Busy-mornings make me ignore the stomach calling for food. But it was distressing me in many ways.

I will munch on something quick and healthy to avoid myself from the risk.

5. Do not allow myself to be a victim of sedentary job

Being in IT industry from last 5 years now, I am just sitting all the day except a short after-lunch walk.

I will start with Office Yoga by keeping my mat furled up in recreational room and whip it out for 10 min session.





What are your new year resolutions?




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  • Reply Fayaz Pasha January 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Just happened to read your “not to do list”. Quite interesting. However, I have learnt that the mind accepts more of “To Do” easier than “Not to do things”. For eg: If you say to a child do not do it, he will certainly do that. So, it is always preferred to program the mind with “To do lists” so that the mind remembers to remind us what to do. So, please reload the software so that you achieve what you want to.

    • Reply Upasna Sethi January 19, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Right Fayaz. Thanks for reviewing my list.

      We are programmed that way. But this time I want to put myself under test and see how well I do.

      I am happy to share that I am overcoming 3 of them (2nd, 4th and 5th) and wish to stick to them for the year. 🙂

  • Reply MEGHA GUPTA January 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    nice way to start new year

    • Reply Upasna Sethi January 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Thanks Megha.

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