An entire year has gone by and I dont think it went very well. Best thing about this year was my visit to meet the most adorable human being on the planet – my niece. She turned 3 months old but seems to have the energy of a 20 year old.
I have decided to pen down my to-do list for the coming year.
1) to be less diplomatic..
This is number 1 on my list because I have been a people-pleaser for the longest time. I didn’t help me, instead it made me an unrealistic person. In the process I ended up having expectations that were never fulfilled. Its good to make people happy but the cost of it shouldnt be YoU. To acknowledge your own needs and to be faithful to your self should be most important.
2) to dream..
It is an imperative for me. Your age, gender, or body type should not govern what you dream of. There is no best time to start dreaming, any moment is good enough. It’s absolutely fine if they are over the top, or not very practical. To dream helps unleash our best potential. It keeps us motivated and helps positive thinking.
3) to write more often..
It can be a blog on a public platform like this or it can be to the ‘Dear diary’. When you write you communicate with yourself first and that is a key to getting to know yourself. To admit what has been in your head through words on a paper can help you unlock your true self.
4) to not react..
This could easily be my number 1 of this list. Its a fact that when u react to difficult situations of your life you end up complicating it more. When feeling extreme emotions, never react as we tend to over analyse that time and say things that we don’t really mean. We end up regretting more often than not. To take stock should be the need of the hour. And if you must then leaving the scene also helps.
4) to travel only when I am sure..
As much as I love traveling I have realised it is necessary to know the person you are traveling with. To visit new places and pursue interests is great but it has to be with someone you trust completely. Traveling partners are the most crucial as they have the power to make your trip a memorable experience. Or like in some cases you may just end up leaving half way through.
5) to be myself..
Every one else has been taken, you are all you have got. To be in touch with your inner self can be a challenge in today’s world where we are bsy aping the celebrities or famous people. We have to remember to be the best version of ourselves. One must acknowledge his/her aspirations and build a life around the core principles they believe in.
As I post this, I am glad that I decided to write them down as this post will be a reminder to self whenever I digress from my beliefs.
Have an amazing new year.