With December almost nearing its end, that dreaded time of the year is here again- when I need to review my past year’s resolutions and make new ones. Though this year has been enriching (in terms of my waistline at least), I could not manage to tick off many in my list of resolutions of 2015.
And that makes me wonder, what exactly is the use of these resolutions ? Why take that extra stress just at the beginning of a new year, which would, no doubt, bring its own share of pressure cooker situations in due time ?
Very soon I would be struggling to maintain
- A perfect diet to tone down that waistline
- Do regular workouts as only dieting won’t have much effect on me
- Restrain from shopping for new clothes to fit my changed size
- Do something to add to my now empty wallet to help me with shopping the bare essentials though (writing non profitable blog posts obviously doesn’t count)
- Clean up my room and get hold of loads of unwanted stuff to sell on OLX and make some money (as No. 4 is sure to fail)
- Stick to a regular sleeping schedule to maximize my working hours -to do stuff other than making money and sleeping, whatever that means.
But I have an eerie intuition that I’ll end up doing none of the above which would inevitably lead me to severe depression for most of the year.
Obviously I can use my excellent foresight to put up a list I am sure to achieve, like
- Sleep 10 hours a day
- And still take that afternoon siesta
- Sticking to a only protein diet
- With glasses of soft drinks to gulp it down
- Have at least 5 cups of coffee per day to keep me from sleeping extra
- Struggle to do No. 1 after that.
So even a tailor made list may not save me from the impending stress levels that are about to engulf my life, come 2016.
So I think this year, I would rather adopt a different policy, make Zero Resolutions, and take life as it comes. I am sure, I will still end up not having done anything ‘meaningful’ by the end of the year; but at least it will spare me the frustration of not having attained my targets !!
We grow with our experiences, and last years’ mis-adventures have taught me not having a list to follow- makes life a wee bit easier 🙂
(Archya, in his own words, is the trying-to-be-global bangali babu, who is attempting to carve out a niche for himself in blogosphere, having had mixed results in Medicine Practice. In short, a struggling artist.
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