Here’s my impromptu, unplanned list of resolutions for 2015. Of course, I’m just building on what I imagine the future to be. I think that basing your future decisions on the past is a misunderstanding. It causes one to be prejudiced about what is to come rather than open up and embrace what is to arrive. However, I have tried to keep my resolutions such that they’re going to be habits that I will inculcate. For the big things and the little ones too, I’m going to keep an open mind.
Here’s my list of Dos and Don’ts.
- Write one poem and one short story every month
- Free my mind
- Oil my hair once a week
- Read Crime and Punishment, at least
- Spend less and manage finances better
- Exercise for 10 minutes daily
- Eat less sugar and bread
- Talk to brain and empower self
- Watch one out-of-the-world movie once in 3 months
- Complete the first draft of my book
- Make my characters do versus think
- Be nice to people I don’t like; it’s maturity, not hypocrisy
- Pick my battles and always remember, “Not my circus. Not my monkeys.”
- Write regular emails to friends
- Observe more
- Learn something that I don’t like (like I learned MS Excel in 2014)
- Learn how to cook more of mom’s dishes
- Plan. For something. Anything.
- Love more. Laugh more. Live more.
- Put self before everything else; as a means of preservation rather than selfishness
- Read more magazines and essays
- Publicize blog posts on Facebook
- Get angry with someone who will not care
- Write trash
- Stay holed inside the house/office unless there is a calamity or a riot; even if it means taking a walk to buy toothpaste
- Suffer fools
- Show my weak side to people
- Drink cola
- Indulge in self-criticism or negativity
- Be afraid
- Waste time
- Buy things I will never use
- Forget that what works will always work
- Take responsibility for others’ misgivings
- Be lazy
So far, this is what it is. Yesterday, my sister sent me a picture of a 2015 Book Challenge that is doing the rounds. I think I may do this as well. Until the next post, a very happy new year to you.
Collect your joy.
Say your thanks.
And kick some ass.