5 New Year Resolutions I will Like to Keep

by Mridula on December 24, 2013

in Canon D550,Musing,Photography

This is a first. In my 8 years of blogging I never did any New Year resolutions. I wonder why 2013 and 2014 feel a bit different. I have this urge of making a few new year resolutions and going public with them too!

5. Fitness or Bust: I used to be an athlete. I could run for 10 kilometers in the morning and then run some more in the evening. I represented my state in 800 m and high jump. I stayed in a sports hostel for a few months. From there to zilch has been a painful journey. I am living on borrowed fitness on my treks. I realized in 2012 when I did the Everest Base Camp Trek. I can still trek but it more due to determination than fitness. This should change, 2014 should be the year. Otherwise as my cousin on FB said- कसरत करते युग गया, तनिक घटा न पेट। असरत-कसरत छांड़ दे, खा-पी कर के लेट!

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Night Owl No More

4. Sleep Deprivation: I am a night owl by inclination. It feels so right to stay up till 12-1 at night. The trouble is my waking up time is fixed, I have to go to work. More trouble is that these days I am staying up late more or less regular thing. It leaves me very tired. I hope I will be able to change this in 2014.

3. Better Pictures: I love taking pictures. I see a lot of things through my camera and not with my eyes first. If I do not get a picture, it feels no good seeing it just with my eyes. I know there are a lot of people who feel just the opposite. Feeling that way comes naturally to them. Feeling this way comes naturally to me! So it is obvious that I want to take better pictures in 2014.

Pictures

Pictures and More Pictures!

2. Enjoying More on a Trip: I can be so obsessed with taking pictures that I forget to enjoy on a trip. I sulk and sulk if I do not get good pictures. While I do want to take good pictures, if due to some reason I cannot, it should be no reason to sulk on a trip! In fact enjoying should come first and pictures should come second but I am not sure if I can achieve that!

1. Becoming More Environmentally Conscious: I love nature, I love to travel. And yet beyond average day to day activities like not wasting water, avoiding plastics I do nothing, I know nothing about environmental issues. This should change.

Do you make new year resolutions? Do you review them say half way through?

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Sanand December 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Good New Resolutions – here’s wishing you all the best in committing to them through the year that begins in a week’s time.

I haven’t started thinking about the New Year resolution but your post has motivated me to get cracking on it. Thanks for that!

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Sanand I generally do not make resolutions but this year I thought why not, let me give them a try!

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Neelima December 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

Great set of resolutions, I am also like you on the pictures front! A crappy trip can also be remembered as awesome if I get one great shot and sadly the opposite is quite true as well.

And I’m with you on resolution 4, getting so tired these days! It’s just plain irritating. Have to change in 2014.

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Same here Neelima. Like now, I should be packing and calling it a day. And here I am.

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Anki S December 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Wow.New Year Resolutions,I never made one :) .But I think I am inspired with your posts,may be will decide on some of the things.I actually don’t like taking so many pictures when I travel,I love to enjoy as much as I can.But I don’t mind taking pictures but sometimes you just miss a moment while taking picture,so dat should change for me,and tat will.I guess 2014 is the year to relax and chill without having to exert too much

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Anki good luck with your thoughts! :D

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Amar Naik December 25, 2013 at 2:49 am

wow. you already made your resolutions :) nice ones. i am going to make mine only to forget in a week :P

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Let us see how long lasting mine are going to be.

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Deepa December 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

Wonderful resolutions. This reminds me that I still have to make my resolutions. May you accomplish all your resolution , All the best.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm

All the best to you too Deepa. And a very Happy New Year.

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder December 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm

It’s very difficult for me to keep resolutions . So after some futile attempts now I’ve lost all hope :-D

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Maniparna after many years this is my new attempt. Let us see how it goes.

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Anita December 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm

True, Mridula :) Even I share your views! Tough to keep resolutions. But, will try!

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Me too Anita will try.

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Sreesha December 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Happy new year, Mridula!!!
May you accomplish all the things on your resolution list this year! No. 4 should be on my list too! :)

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

No 4 seems to be popular Sreesha. And a Happy New year to you too.

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uma December 24, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Wonderful resolutions and Sleep is what I need more too
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you :)

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Uma me too.

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abhijit December 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Good luck to you and may god help you fulfill all your resoultions. Inspired by you I am going to Baghban.

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Thank you Abhijit. Enjoy Bahgvan. Waiting for your report.

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Chitra December 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

no new resolutions for me..:)
It is nice knowing you as a person and a travel blogger and as a mother:)
Jai Ho!!

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

It has been like that for me too Chitra for most years.

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Richa Singh December 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Funny all these five are (and should be) my own new year resolutions! Here’s hoping we both can fulfil them :-)

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm

You too Richa!

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Tushar December 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

new year resolutions?
Ha Ha Ha..Oh Ho HO :)

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:45 pm

That is how you treat them? Great!

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Rachit Aggarwal December 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

really appreciate your willingness to be more conscious about mother earth.

Resolution 2 applies to me also.

Photographs are the microcosm of my thoughts and feelings at that moment but I am so obsessed with it that later I realized that I forgot to enjoy actually.

Regards
Rachit

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

We both need to enjoy more :D

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r ramakrishnan December 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

The 5 important issues you have highlighted apply to me too :) Probably I shall adopt similar resolutions too for 2014 !

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Rama :D that is nice.

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Lady Fi December 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Wonderful resolutions. And I love that picture.

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Mridula December 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thank you Lady Fi.

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