A friend recently asked me what my new year resolution is and I just simply answered and said “to keep working on myself to be better”.

Well before I continue, let me first scream “HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!”. Now I feel

So as I was saying, that was what I replied my friend. A day later, another friend posted something on facebook saying having new year resolutions was pointless and that he really did not see the need why people should have any. In truth, gone are the days when I sit down to write the list of things I want to do in the new year (of course I was just following a trend – because some people are doing it, let me do mine). I usually just write without a proper understanding of what a resolution is and so even before the end of the first half of the year, I have not accomplished anything on my list.

One of the many definitions of resolution given by the Oxford dictionary is “a firm decision to do or not do something”. Knowing this, it is perfectly okay for you to have a new year resolution. The most important thing is the determination to do it. Just make sure you do not set unrealistic goals for yourself. All you need to do is to make a firm decision to either do something or not do it, and be determined to stick to your decision.

So while the year is still early, make conscious effort to constantly develop yourself – go for a training, acquire a new skill, do things that make you happy, read books/articles online, learn new words (this one is important o! because when I see some posts online, I always get to wonder who is to blame for the wrong use of words or spellings). When you want to type anything online, why not check the dictionary or Google to be sure of how you have used or spelt a word. No one really knows it all. There is always room for improvement and personal development.

I wish you a happy and fulfilled new year. Cheers!

P.S: What are your thoughts on New Year resolutions?


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