Happy new year, dear readers!
I hope you have a different perspective of life this year. I leave you with my first quote of the year.
This is an app made calligraph, love it much because it gives me an opportunity to put my thoughts into words.
P.s would share more sometimes, maybe through a post.
It’s been three years since I last had a new year resolution. Though its not a lax but I didn’t see it as up most as when I was still in Secondary school where emphasis was laid on studies, prompt obedience to school order and punctuality at all functions ( still priorities though!).
Nonetheless, I am sure that if I were reminded often, I might have made some resolutions in the last few years. But I have a weird way of perceiving celebrations and festive seasons, I take them as they come with so much vigor and hype that I forget about the nearest future.
All the same, spontaneously, I have come up with 5 resolutions for this year 2016, join me as I note them in a particular order:
1. Welcome change
You know life is a daring adventure or nothing, Helen Keller said.
Change isn’t constant I hear, you may push for something and get otherwise in return. You can’t let the spirit of the new year overwhelm you nor allow yourself take shield in the status quo. For a change, you can volunteer in your meetings or field without been called upon.
You can sign up with a book club or library around you That’s the easiest way to hang out with amazing writers at your own comfort, while learning and growing at your pace.
I recommend this book as a start, Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Though haven’t finished yet, but it’s a sure way to start.
Am sorry the image is blurred, but you can ask me what you’ re unclear of.
2. Post often
As often as I write and have incomplete write-ups due to writers block (I wonder how many times I actually experience the block and how many times my failure to write is actually my undoing!), I also lack the will to share my writings some times because I am scared of criticism, and seek a non existent perfection.
This 2016 I have decided to go with the flow and post often in order to achieve the aim of this blog, which is sharing personal thoughts and letting out inspiring quotes. (You will understand better from my welcome page)
3. Pursue Good Health
After all, health is business! If I try to understand this deeply, maybe I can string up a friendly relationship with routine exercises such as dancing, and walking. Also, consider taking drugs as prescribed without being a ‘smart ass’.
Considering each year draws us closer to old age, ( can’t’ believe I just said that!), we have to look healthy to embrace it, and what better way to prepare than now.
Since we can’t cheat nature, it won’t take long before consumed junks create puffs and hoofs, I hope to avoid junks and eat healthy because its a win when we eat and exercise.
4. Learn a skill
One step at a time, as much as we want to be jack of all trades, we can most times, end up as masters of none, if not thorough. Therefore, patience and discipline comes in handy in seeking and achieving new skills.
It was Serge Lafrance’s opinion that ‘we rarely regret having dared, but we always regret having not tried’.
So I will try to take up something ordinary but challenging that I love because I could easily lose interest without a care if I lack the passion for it.
Such skills could be volunteering, baking, plumbing ( Oh yes, plumbing!) public speaking, photography, tailoring, music, etc. These skills comes in handy, they are such an experience.
Some feel good Exercise:
Jar of good tidings;
Meet chingu behind(meaning friend in Korea), he’s such a help.
Yes, saving the best for the last, this connects us to expressing gratitude more in 2016.
At times good ol’ journal gets tiring, talking, pouring our musings and whining. Therefore, this; exercise is a short way out of whining and moaning. It helps to keep and renew positivity for those of us who don’t keep a journal. Gratitude can never be over nor under emphasized.
This DIY, is one ride that lasts, for a long time. (I look forward to sharing mine, with you at sometime).
Here is all you need to do:
Empty of sweets and gums…( someone’s definitely got a sweet tooth)
1. Get an empty jar with cover
2. A pen and paper ( probably sticky notes)
Note: you keep it, where you can see it and how far you’ve come, either monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on any preferable.
3. Its easier to put a date, be precise and concise as much as possible. To keep up with less worry, while its your good tidings, you can add trifling details and be beautiful about it.
If you think you don’t have any to be grateful for, e.g try writing, how thankful you are for seeing a beautiful day or how your your health is in good shape.(Trust me it never gets old)
Gratitude can never be over-emphasized, I hope your jar of good tidings, teach you to appreciate life and remain grateful to Almighty God always.
With an ever green inspirational quote, I leave you at this point.
“Fan into flames, the desire to seek the will of God in all things and to respond to his plan of love, aware that the mission received does not belong to us” – Unknown
I would love to hear from you on how much you engaged in the exercise. Keep expressing gratitude and enjoy your year!!!