All posts tagged: resolutions

Breaking New Year Resolutions is So 2010.

This decade, let’s pledge that we shall do what we resolve, resolve what we want, and want what we need. No more New Year resolutions that are made to break. No more wishful thinking. Keep 2011 resolutions Take baby steps. If you throw yourself into the deep end, chances are you’ll drown. Cut it down one drink at a time. Aim for one better deed a day. Save up on one extravagant splurge a week. Make one new friend. Push yourself, but not so hard that you fall. Use social media. Let’s face it, we share the best & worst of us on Facebook, Twitter and every other whim we stumble upon. Use that same addiction to help you stick to them resolutions. Mashable has a neat list of resources, if your resolutions have to do with physical fitness, saving money or getting your online presence in order. Find a buddy. Cheesy as it may sound, having friends with similar motivations can be a great way to keep resolutions. You can compare notes, start a routine, inspire, and …

Mid-year resolutions

New year resolutions have never been my thing. The maximum they’ve lasted is a month, but it has always been a good month. So I’ve decided to renew this year’s resolutions. It’s June, and I’m calling them mid-year resolutions. There are lots of things I should be resolving, but for now, I’ll just stick to the most important of them – Optimism! I am not a hard-core pessimist, but my realism is definitely inclined away from optimism. I reached quite a low this semester with respect to my academic / professional life. I started to believe that I’m not destined for great things, that being ordinary is enough. Maybe it is, but I can’t not try. Lately, my entrepreneurial dream has started to surface again, and this time, I won’t let it die. It may take a while for me to get there, but I am prepared to wait and learn things along the way. And so, when I start my job hunt this coming semester, I’m going to know what exactly it is that …