All these years, I have made resolutions at the start of every year, and I follow it for a month, maybe less or maybe up to 1 and a half but then I just don’t bother to do it because it feels forced. It feels weird acting on resolutions.  It feels overhyped, and then the hype dies down.

If I want to improve and change, why wait for the year to start? Why not start it now and just move on with it.

So this year, I am not making resolutions, instead, I am going to do what I always have been doing and also learn along the way. If I want to learn new skills, why make it a resolution, why use that heavy word? I am going to start acting on it now like I always have

I have some goals that I wish to achieve which are as follows:

  • Bullet Journaling, I do not want to to do it in the typical way that I have seen on Youtube. I want to write more about what happens every day, the small goals and all of it.
  • I want to just go on walks more and find time for myself and also for my friends.
  • I want to start reading more, discovering new music and I want to watch more movies because getting into all these worlds, understanding the characters, admiring them, trying to inhabit and capture some of those into you is a process I love.

Apart from them, there are these other goals that I wish to achieve and that I will do as I move forward.

So I am not going to wait for the New Year to start all the goals except for bullet journaling because I want to do that in the typical orderly style, and besides December is almost over. So, giving Bullet Journaling a new start.

Just say you are going to do it and do it if you feel it ain’t up your stream, it’s alright to let go of it, but also don’t be a quitter in everything. It will take time to find what you hold dear the most. It can be a goal, a hobby and a passion.

So don’t wait for a specific time to start acting on your goals and dreams, no matter how small and big they are, the timing doesn’t matter. It’s the effort, passion, thought and work you put into it is what makes it successful and worth it. It’s never too early or late to work on what you always wished and wanted to do.

I understand why New Year, New Me sounds tempting, it’s the chance to step on over a new leaf, metaphorically and figuratively. I also often get tempted to start on a brand new leaf on a new year, but then I find myself going back to those old ways again because that newness simple fades away after those first few days.

That new year blends into the whole year and then flashes by. So that’s why I decided to do whatever I want to do just from that very moment itself. 

– Roshni Marath Jairaj

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