2023 is saying goodbye to us. Only a few hours to go. Twelve months rich with many experiences. There are happy experiences as well as sad ones. 365 days consisting of day and night, 8760 precious hours that flew away, 525600 non-refundable minutes, and 315360000 seconds that ran away without catching them by anyone. A year has passed so quickly, hasn’t it? Do you remember what happened in our lives and the lives of those around us? Is it possible to forget? Whether it entails pleasant memories or is filled with sorrow…Some things must be forgotten. Because 2024 is here to bring new hopes and new experiences. Just a few more seconds. As usual, we have decided to make some good resolutions at the beginning of this new year too, haven’t we? This is a regular program of ours. If you ask what a New Year’s resolution means, a New Year’s resolution is a decision or a promise that we make to ourselves that we will start doing something good or stop doing something bad for the whole year or the whole life from the first day of the year. Setting new goals or new resolutions in the New Year is very personal. New Year’s resolutions inspire a new beginning. Learning new habits that are beneficial to us, as well as breaking bad habits are part of it. So, it is time to make some unique New Year resolutions.
Every new year brings with it a sense of auspiciousness and is warmly welcomed. According to Mark Twain, twenty years from now, when you look back, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. G K Chesterton believed that the purpose of a new year is not simply to have a fresh start, but rather to cultivate a renewed spirit within ourselves. In other words, you will feel regret remembering that you could have done some more things and should have done them. Here are 10 Unique New Year Resolutions that everyone can follow.
Stay close to nature
Here is the first unique New Year resolution. Embody a harmonious relationship with nature and strive to remain intimately connected to it. Let us commit to harmonizing with nature throughout the entire year. Nature encompasses all the elements that surround us, including majestic trees, vibrant flowers, lush plants, diverse animals, expansive sky, towering mountains, and enchanting forests, among other wonders. Being closer to nature does not mean living in the forest or going on picnics in forest areas. Others think that doing things like going hiking or camping outdoors is the way to get closer to nature. But apart from this, there are many ways to connect with nature. A good garden and vegetable garden can be made at the beginning of this year itself. Plant trees and medicinal plants as much as possible according to our house and surroundings. It is good to take a short walk in the morning and the evening, enjoying the beauty of nature. By doing so we can embrace the serenity of the outdoors and endeavor to stay in close communion with nature.
There are numerous reasons why it is important to maintain a close connection with nature. Research has indicated that engaging in outdoor activities can effectively decrease blood pressure levels and minimize the production of stress hormones. Additionally, spending time in nature has been found to boost the immune system. The appreciation of the natural world not only enhances our mental well-being by reducing aggression, mood swings, and so on, but it also uplifts our spirits, nurtures our empathy, and reminds us of the significance of loving and showing compassion towards humanity. Undoubtedly, nothing can rival the splendor of nature. Furthermore, immersing ourselves in nature allows us to acknowledge the existence of the eternal Creator who intricately designed it all.
Always try to be positive
Always trying to be positive means endeavoring to maintain a positive outlook at all times. Develop the ability to recognize and appreciate the positive qualities in others, ensuring that your emotions are consistently generous and magnanimous. You should not focus on the negative qualities of others. Realize that if your mind is constantly focused on the negativity in others, it will lead to your destruction. Everyone has good and bad qualities. The first thing we need to do to find the best in others is to change our perspective. Avoid searching for flaws and allowing negative emotions to consume your thoughts.
We must rise to a state of being tolerant of the defects of others, but never of our own. Through the consistent practice of permanent interception, we can acquire the ability to identify our weaknesses and make dedicated efforts to overcome them. Weaknesses are natural. One should try to overcome one’s weaknesses while developing empathy for the weaknesses of others. Never justify our weaknesses. Make a conscious effort to approach situations with a positive attitude. May all individuals have the capacity to contemplate and engage in virtuous actions not only in the present year but also in the forthcoming years and throughout their entire lifetime. If one sincerely embraces the practice of mental austerity, the impurities within their character will gradually diminish.
Promote simplicity in lifestyle
You are about to embrace the upcoming year with numerous fresh resolutions. One possible option is to embrace a minimalist way of living. It is commendable that all New Year’s resolutions aim to bring about a positive transformation for the betterment of one’s health or quality of life. Promoting simplicity in lifestyle means engaging in the practice of minimalism. The concept of simple living pertains to adopting practices that advocate for a simplified lifestyle. These practices commonly involve minimizing personal possessions, relying less on technology and services, and reducing expenditure. Let’s resolve this new year not to buy anything we don’t need. Each of us buys a lot of clothes and other luxury items every year. Think about whether all this is necessary. Adopt a minimalist approach to life.
Appreciating the little joys in life is what simplicity entails. Simplicity means being free from the need for material possessions and emotional attachments, allowing oneself to exist without any pretenses. Simplicity promotes frugality, teaches the importance of the economy, and prevents conflicts arising from greed, fear, societal expectations, and a distorted self-perception. Embrace minimalism as a way of life. It has so many advantages. When it is said to make life simple, this simplicity should be evident in everything i.e. behavior and speech. Some people always talk accusingly of others. Some people only open their mouths to brag. If you listen to the talk of some people, you will feel that they were born only to talk. It is good to practice a little moderation in speech. It is also part of the simple lifestyle.
Strengthen the bond with your family members
Resolve to be more united with family members this New Year. Unity plays a crucial role in determining a family’s success. A family typically consists of a father, mother, and children. The harmony and joy within a family can significantly impact the development of the children’s character and the overall well-being of the family. In summary, the growth of a family primarily depends on the cohesion and affection among its members. Let us strive to uphold the warmth and strength of our family connections. Maintaining the warmth and strength of our family relationships should be our priority. Surely, every one of us must be familiar with the tale of a father who imparted the significance of unity to his sons with the help of a bundle of twigs. When the twigs were bundled together, they became unbreakable; however, when separated, each twig could be easily snapped with minimal effort. It is the same in our everyday life. If all the members of the family stand united, no one from outside can break them.
As the famous adage suggests, when we stand together, we are strong, but when we are divided, we are destined to fail. So, spend more time with family. Let’s try to keep family relations warm and strong. In the present era, the ones who possess unity are the ones who truly exist. Regrettably, as we observe our surroundings, we witness homes that are fragmented within themselves. A building becomes a home when its inhabitants possess a shared sense of solidarity and engage in a lifestyle characterized by mutual respect and collaboration. A home that is internally divided is bound to perish, either sooner or later. When numerous bricks are combined, tall buildings are formed, and when countless soldiers gather, formidable armies are created. Similarly, when a father, mother, and their children stand united together, it becomes a strong family. Hence, in this world, longevity is only achieved through the presence of harmony and collaboration. So, it is important to work towards preserving the warmth and resilience of our family relations.
Construct a cleaning schedule that you will maintain without fail
Our next unique New Year resolution is to develop a cleaning timetable that you will adhere to consistently. Let’s take a pledge to keep our house and surroundings clean this New Year. Along with that, there are so many unnecessary things in the house, that should be thrown out of the house. Only the necessary equipment is needed at home. How many things are there inside and outside the house that are lined up and cluttered? How much time do you spend each day sorting these things out? It is time to develop a cleaning timetable that you will adhere to consistently. Haven’t you heard cleanliness is next to godliness? Since our early years, we have been instilled with the significance of upholding cleanliness by our parents and teachers. But we often forget that. Cleanliness is a crucial factor in attracting attention and significantly contributes to forming a positive impression.
Cleanliness encompasses more than just the practice of maintaining personal hygiene. It also entails cultivating a pure and uncluttered mindset. The significance of the initial impression is widely acknowledged by us. An individual who is elegantly attired and maintains impeccable hygiene will be admired and welcomed by their peers. Those who are impure will be cast aside from the mainstream of society. So, establish a cleaning routine that you will faithfully follow. In general, individuals tend to prioritize physical cleanliness while neglecting mental cleanliness. However, those who uphold both aspects are likely to be favored by God, the creator. That is why most religions emphasize the importance of purifying both the body and mind before engaging in worship. In simpler terms, expressing the purity of one’s heart should be reflected in their words, actions, and physical demeanor, to cultivate a close connection with God. So, it is time to formulate a cleaning plan that you will stick to unwaveringly.
We are all ready to welcome the new year. All new years are seen as a favorable beginning and are received with enthusiasm and optimism. Along with the New Year celebrations, we are also making New Year’s resolutions. The Ancient Babylonians, around 4,000 years ago, were the first recorded individuals in history to establish New Year pledges, which eventually evolved into what we now refer to as resolutions. Every New Year our regular program is to make some New Year’s resolutions but never really stick to them. However, this new year must be different. Decisions taken should be implemented. Strive for it. Every fresh year is regarded as a fortunate time and is embraced with joy and anticipation. New Year’s resolutions often fail due to the discrepancy between what individuals desire to achieve and what they feel obligated to accomplish. Some individuals set overly ambitious targets that swiftly become unattainable, while others opt for simpler goals that lose their appeal rapidly. We have made many New Year resolutions for this year. Try to implement at least some of it.