5 new year resolutions the next generation will thank you for
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” - Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi
New Year has its own flavor of celebrating the birthday of an year, so let’s not just make it as a normal day in our life but let’s take it as an opportunity to improve ourselves and make changes in life. Everyone has an underlying belief in what they do on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, with significance for future. Therefore, New Year resolutions are made to improve one’s lives.
New Year resolutions can act as a catalyst to change if it is taken personally meaningful. This can motivate one to reframe challenges as opportunities for personal growth. Some people struggle to stay motivated because their resolutions aren’t well planned. So, it is important to spend time thinking on your motivation about each resolution you take. Linking a resolution to transcendent motivation can also become a source of inspiration.
Here are some suggestions which leads to personal growth to impacting changes in the world
1. Nature, Water and Women
The association between women and nature is a long-recognized means by which societies have sought to understand an unpredictable and powerful earth. Looking to mythology, the Greek tradition describes the goddess Gaia as the personification of Earth. In Hindu narratives, she goes by the name Bhūmi or Prithvi. Secular discourse too, spanning centuries is riddled with prose of those cowering in fear, thanking and praying to a natural world that is distinctly coded as feminine — “Mother Nature” as we so often hear it used. Women, like the Earth, are reproductive and harboring the ability to give life.
The existence of future generation depends on the decisions that we take today. It will be fruitful if our resolutions have primary focus on the well-being of women, protection of nature and water resources.
Let us think on how to define our role on future and what can we do about it? How can we define our resolutions?
2. Having Clear perspectives.
A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long. -Anurag Shourie
This is an era of information bombardment. The main threat is biased and fabricated information especially in social media platforms. It can lead to biased and dilated perspectives.
For a democratic secular nation like India it’s important to have accurate perspectives and understanding of the inherent truth. The reason behind riots and distress in the nation is only because of knowing the half picture and spreading fake news. This year we can try to be free from all biases and let our thoughts be free and have a clear perspective.
3. Be different than yesterday
Have we learned enough to be different than yesterday?
Each day let us investigate what we can earn and what we can learn. It is the challenge we must take this year. For that we need to explore new things and not just be couch potatoes. Be different each day and make sure to grow each day. The positive and creative attitude is not to compare us with anybody, but to compare us to our self each day, how much we grow each day and how vast our mind has become. This can be enhanced by reading, observing, having conversations and interactions.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness is about acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we are sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imaging the future.
Mindfulness is associate to health benefits – from decreased stress to increased focus. Yoga and meditation are the 2 major ways to cultivate mindfulness. Also, once in a week if you could stay away from screens it could be helpful.
Gratitude is a simple but effective way to improve your physical and psychological well-being. It has also a long-lasting positive effect as well. Studies have found out that gratitude has a major factor in resilience after a traumatic event. This can be practiced by writing down the things we feel grateful and it can be later remembered. This can improve your physical and emotional health.
In today’s world each person looks at other person as a threat with lack of trust and belief. But the truth is that it is because of many people around us we can live peacefully. So it is great if you could cultivate a habit of being grateful to others and considering others as one among us and not as strangers. This year we can start trusting each other by developing an attitude of gratitude.
Veegaland Homes, built on values, strives to facilitate a better life for its customers and the world around. We believe that change can happen from within and from outside, they're complementary. Outer world contributes to your well being at home and your well being contributes to a better world outside. We wish you all a great year ahead and best of luck with implementation of your new year resolutions.