Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello 2017! Resolutions? Well...

Hello! First of all, I wish you a very happy, serene and successful New Year!

I don't believe in luck, and 2017 started on a very familiar note - that I can never get lucky. No good things arrive on time. They pop in when they are insignificant. Thank you very much! I'm not surprised. Definitely not shattered.

Okay, now let's talk about New Year Resolutions. 

I found this amusing image on Kindle Facebook Page. Amusing, yes, but for me it's true. I never make any New Year resolution. I know I am going to fail if I bind myself to a long term strict resolutions. I believe in creating small, short term (sometimes, one day short) and realistic goals. And, for that, I don't wait for New Year. It works better for me. They are more achievable; hence makes you feel good and encourage you to do more.

I believe if you try to banish something completely, it makes you tired and restless. You keep thinking about that. So, instead of 'Do- Don't Do', I have made 'More This - Less That' list.

Weight loss is a Universal issue, and for me it's perpetual. I can't diet. I can't exercise regularly. So, I will choose something that's more achievable, less tiring. So, for my health and fitness, I have decided to drink More Water and eat Less sugar. Less Sitting, More Standing/Walking. Use More Colorful, Less White foods in our diet.

Writing is something I love, but these days I have found myself just procrastinating (It's a phase when I Don't Feel Like Writing. But I try to make this phase a little productive. You can read this post - 4 Productive Things To Do When You Don't Feel Like Writing). So, this year, it will be More Writing, Less Procrastination. I will write (and send out) queries. Will try to shape up those vague, disturbing ideas whirling in my always occupied mind.

Saw someone's update on Goodreads who read 500 books in 2016. I was like !!! How? I like to keep my reading goal small so that I can achieve it successfully, better if I surpass. Last year, my reading goal was 30 books. I read 34. Satisfying, however, my reading goal for 2017 is 36 books.

I am a borderline internet addict. Sometimes, it annoys me as I know it robs my time, but I can't resist. I have uninstalled all the apps from my mobile, but then there's Google Chrome, and guess what? I can always surf the Net - open whatever social media platform I want to. Now, I can't uninstall Google Chrome. I switch the Wi-Fi off after every usage, but then it's not difficult to switch it on. But, I have decided to be more determined this year. So, this year, it would be More Reading (Books), Less Internet Activity/Online Availability.

There is a thing that I can't achieve no matter how hard I try. Getting up early in the morning. With a doubtful heart, I hope it would be Less Late Nights, More Early Mornings.

Let's see how it goes. Do you believe in this "More This - Less That' concept? Or you make New Year Resolutions? What's your resolutions for 2017?

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  1. Really I want to do " more reading, ana less internet ".

  2. @Kishan: It would be a wise thing to do. Thanks for reading.

  3. Yes, sticking to resolutions is difficult but we can always trying doing things that matter to us. A very happy new year to you too. I have also written some goals for this year, you can read it here: http://www.digimother.com/happy-new-year-2017/

  4. A very happy new year to you Tarang. I like your idea of more and less rater than dos and don'ts. Weight loss is top of agenda for me too - as usual. I'm trying to commit to an evening walk even if it is a ten minute one.
    500 books in a year??? That's more than a book a day. That person mustn't be doing anything else or the books would a few pages each. My goal was 30 too. Did 32. This year aiming for 35 - so we're almost well-matched :-).
    Mercifully the year has started well on the blogging front - I managed to post on both my blogs within the first week, so that's a plus. I hope I can keep up with it.
    Off to read your post on 4 things to do when you're not writing.

  5. Hello Tulika,

    Many a times, while reading your different posts, I have realized that we are well-matched :)

    Yes, reading 500 books is kind of insane!

    Looking forward to reading your posts! Best wishes, always...:)