Zeroed on Zero resolutions

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

  1. A perfect diet to tone down that waistline
  2. Do regular workouts as only dieting won’t have much effect on me
  3. Restrain from shopping for new clothes to fit my changed size
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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

  1. Sleep 10 hours a day
  2. And still take that afternoon siesta
  3. Sticking to a only protein diet
  4. With glasses of soft drinks to gulp it down
  5. Have at least 5 cups of coffee per day to keep me from sleeping extra
  6. 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.

For his other articles on Blong…Shong, Click Here)


10 thoughts on “Zeroed on Zero resolutions

  1. Welcome to the club! 😀 By the end of the year, I’ll make sure I ask you how it felt to have zero resolutions! 😀 Now with the new little member, I think things will be pretty interesting!


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