Now that all the overindulgence of holidays + new year is done with, it’s time to bring out the hoary, old resolutions and try to attempt them this year at least.
Just like every year, my resolutions haven’t changed drastically, and neither did I seriously attempt them beyond a few months. But anyway, according to Susan Miller’s Astrology Zone, the 11th of January is a great time to embark on new year resolutions, and since I take astrological predictions very seriously (yes, I do!!!), here’s a list of things I want to do this year.
- Get back to pre-baby weight or as close as I can get – I am tired of covering up in my own personal tents – oversized shalwar kameezes. I love figure-hugging jeans and hate how awful they look on me these days :(. Even if I don’t lose too much weight, I really want to take care of my food intake (less junk and more health food), more physical activity, and better grooming. K told me once that I have an all or nothing attitude, and I think that’s true. Definitely, when I am caught by friends in shabby sweatpants in upscale malls, I know it’s time to pay a little more attention to what I wear and how I look.
- Cook more – It’s not like I am a bad cook or that I don’t cook. It’s just that I am very indifferent to food, and have never seen the point of spending time cooking when the food is all consumed within 10-15 minutes. I’d rather spend time on doing something that lasts a little longer (like say blogging ;)). However, I feel guilty when I see K and the snubnose consuming sub-par stuff just because I don’t pay enough attention to what’s happening in the kitchen. So, this is my new year resolution – to be more aware of what we consume as a family, and try to make more fresh and healthy food.
- Be more zen about everything – I usually am always pretty cool about things and don’t get flustered. But I felt that last year, I began to feel very negative about a lot of things. I don’t want to be specific on this blog, but nothing went as planned. What was even more frustrating was that I didn’t have any control over the way events played out. I got angry and I snapped and bitched and went over-emotional, and anxious. I really want to control my emotions better this year. I know this is going to be a tough year, and I need to be calm and controlled, and ready to accept that things are going to be tough for some more time to come.
So, these are my personal goals for 2013. I look at this list, and short though it is, I know I need to change my mind-set entirely to reach these goals. I feel anxious when I even re-read this list. But anxious or not, I know these changes need to come within me. For too long, I have been trying to fight off these changes I need to make in my life.
What are your goals for 2013? How do you make sure you stay on track? I would love to know.