New Year’s Resolutions: 2013 edition

2013Yeah, yeah. I’ve said before that I’ll stop writing posts like these in the beginning of the year because at the end of it, I just realize that I haven’t truly done anything to fulfill it. But like the saying says: Try and try until you succeed. So I’m giving this is a shot, and hopefully by the end of 2013, I will have made some progress with these resolutions (which I will keep to a minimum).

Resolution #1: Learn, learn, learn. I realized in the previous years that learning does not only entail getting my Masters’ Degree (which I will still try to get sooner of later), but it also covers the effort needed to acquire a new skill or be better at what I am doing. I realize now that I should not rest on my laurels and instead open my head and my heart to new ideas and new trends that would make me a better asset (not a liability) to anything that I do and any endeavor that I participate in.

Resolution #2: Push, push, push. I also realized that I’ve been a real chicken for the most part because I have not tried to step out of my comfort zone and limited myself in doing stuff that I know I would excel in. I’ve been too afraid of falling flat on my face that I haven’t tried to be anything different. I realize that I have a lot of other stuff that I want to do and the only thing that is stopping me is my own fear of failing. So this year, hopefully, I will be able to do more of the things I love, and whether or not my endeavor will succeed or not, at least at the end of the day, I could say that I tried.

Resolution #3: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Being involved in Project ICON is one of my greatest experiences, especially speaking before people (which I am normally scared to do, seriously), trying to make a difference in their lifestyle and basically, planting trees from gathering loads of junk — these have all inspired me to do my part for Mother Nature. I have since refrained (as much as possible) to use straws, brought cloth/eco bags with me in which to carry mu purchases in the mall — I’m also going to purchase greener stuff from now on. I think if I can’t save the world on my own, at least I’ll know I trying my best not to contribute to its destruction. I’m still working on not using plastics at all but this requires a bit of effort. I’m going to take baby steps on this front by using biodegradeable plastics for the meantime. I’ll also try to learn to use a bike in the future as this is not only good cardio but it also reduces carbon footprint emission.

Resolution #4: Breathe in. Breathe out. I am known by my friends for being one with a short temper. I will try to exercise patience this coming 2013 and try not to let the small stuff bother me. ohhhhmmmm….

Resolution #5: Exercise more. I like to eat. It’s just the way I’m made. But of late, as I begin to age, my metabolism has kind of slowed down. This year, I will try to remember to stretch and sweat a little bit (hopefully every day) to be more healthy and fit.

Resolution #6: Spend more time with the people that I love. Sometimes I take for granted that my family will always be there for me. As with my friends. I have been lucky to be blessed on both fronts and I for one, would like to make an active effort in the coming year to show them I care (because I really do) by spending more quality time with them, just talking and connecting with each other. I think the same should go for everyone.

Resolution #7: Read more, watch more. Lately, I have been using a lot of my time unwisely and I realize this. I think my TBR and TBW pile are great indications that I haven’t been reading much or watching much of my backlogs (which I love doing but find that I have not much time to do). In 2013, I wish to remedy this by keeping a better schedule, and spending less time goofing off so I could find the time and the space to just relax and appreciate a good book/movie because I realize I’m already missing a lot.

I said I would keep this post short and I would like to be a person of my word.  So, if you guys think my resolutions are crap, feel free to sound off. Or better yet, answer my poll. 😀

Happy New Year folks! Have a great year ahead and thank you for reading my blog.