I think this is the perfect time to share my resolution story. Christmas is over and you guys must be getting ready for the New Year, 2017. Time to change our calendar on wall. So this year again, we see the sparkles in our eyes with full of high hopes and excitements.
We construct Christmas trees for the Christmas celebration. What do we do for the New Year? Yes, we construct resolutions (ok, may be not all but most of us). We build with promises and commitments. Some make BIG promises to see BIG changes in their life and so obviously, some make SMALL promises to see SMALL changes in their life.
BIG or SMALL, did you guys know? There is a funny universal fact behind these resolutions we make. The statistics says 96.5% of us stick to these resolutions with full on enthusiasm and like after 2-3 months, we get distracted (come on, we are not robots, we are humans) and our resolutions are lost like faint memories. What happens next? Simple. We copy- paste the same resolution for the next coming year. Actually this is going to help, we stop thinking too about the next year because we already have the list what we want to do.
Though I know about myself, I still make resolutions. It is fascinating and I love doing it. I have to appreciate me for this – taking initiative, that’s all it matters (though I stick to it or shit on it).
Smart people will take resolutions on their birthdays and I am one among them. Last December 10th was my birthday and I thought of making one. Here my story begins. It was December 9th– duh one day before my birthday. Unlucky me, I had office. Believe me or not, I did completed my work quickly and exactly at 07:10 pm, I opened a new tab in IE and typed google.com on my keyboard. Here comes my best friend GOOGLE. I have to tell you guys, Google is my best friend from my school days and we will be together forever by God’s grace. No one can help me like him. And yes I asked him to help me with the resolutions. He was like eat healthy, be morning person, stay fit, be more active, bla, bla..
You know what I did? I just closed the IE browser without even saying a proper bye to him. Let him know that I am not interested in him anymore. I am asking him to help me with the resolutions and all he did was acting like a military trainer. Be healthy, be active, what all? Seriously.
Ok I am going to use my hot brain. I took my diary out and started thinking. Like after some time I got one – “To do something nice for someone anonymously”(inspired by the movie “Charlie”). OMG!! Dulquar Salman was looking so damn cool in that movie and the song. My inner voice coming out – Jessy, he is married and you can’t do anything about it, so please come back to the diary). Here I am again on my list. How about “to be more helpful and kind to others”(well, I don’t have this Gandhiji or Mother Theresa heart but then I will try)? How about saving money? How about keeping my room clean? No I don’t want that.
When I am too much into thinking, one of my colleague asked me to help him with his workload. I was like “NO”. That was a straight answer, like kind of rude I would say. He said its ok and turned around. No, he didn’t do that. Actually he didn’t say anything and carried on with his work. I shouted “NO” because I cannot concentrate on two things at a time and I am not that multi-tasking girl. I am back to my list. Nothing comes to mind except one. That was rude. Yeah, the way I told him. He is not going to take it serious but still I was rude and he is one good colleague of mine.
Do you remember my second point in my list? Do be more helpful and kind. What just happened now? What is the point of making a list now? Things is I don’t have to wait for a New Year or my birthday to change. The present moment is all you ever have. If I want to change something, I have to start it from the moment I thought it. What I would say is – Don’t wait for the “New Year”, take the moment and make it “New Day”.
I asked him politely. Any help? He told me “it is okay and I have already done it, thanks”. One big thanks to this colleague who was a reason for my realization. This is what happening in our life. When we are busy planning our future, we are forgetting to live the present. Live in the present and life begins to follow with ease.
##### Very happy New Year and all the best with your resolutions #####