New Year’s Revolutions

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Parties, people and overindulgence: it’s that time over the year where those who don’t go big, are probably watching “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” at home.

But after all the Turducken is gone and the Christmas pudding has been wolfed down, we are left with an insane need to make the world right again, by making for our sins in the past year. From diet promises, exercise determination and bad-habit breaking, there is no New Year’s Resolution that hasn’t been made.

From the Babylonians making promises to their gods at the start of each year (mainly in debt payments, and giving back that clay vase you borrowed at your neighbour’s last dinner party), the Romans paying tributes to Janus (the god January was named after) with promises of good-doing, to the the Medieval era where knights took the “peacock vow” to show their commitment towards chivalry, New Year’s Resolutions have been around for a lot longer than the New Year’s countdown has.

And yet, for all its age and wisdom, there is only one thing that is traditional about these promises that are made on the 31st of December each year: Everybody makes them, but nobody keeps them.

Soviet believes in progress: whether it is in the design of our jeans, denim making processes, or just improving ourselves to improve the world around us. With 20 simple, unique ideas for your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions (and how to keep them), that are bound to make you feel proud of what you will accomplish.

Get Un-Addicted – If it doesn’t do you any good, it’s a good idea to get rid of it. Whether it involves kicking a shopping habit, or something more serious like quitting drugs, you can get help from support groups or professionals if you need. If you have the will, you shall find the way.

Power-up Your Skills – Learning has no age. Pick up where you left off. Learn something new and develop skills you never thought you had.

Fit in Fitness – Getting a better beach-ready body shouldn’t be your only motivation. Secure a future with fewer trips to the doctor: exercise. Select a regime you can stick to. A group activity may add the element of fun to the routine. Lose some flab. But don’t set any strict target, for then the chances are you may get de-motivated and quit.

Lose the Loan – Pay off any debt you may have and feel light at heart.

Contribute for a Cause – Giving back to the society is the least we can do to make the world a better place to live in.

Liven up Your Lifestyle – Professional growth is okay, but your personal life requires attention too. Strike a balance. This should include having fun with your family too.

Travelling Travis Invites You – If new places interest you, plan to reach out to them. You may consider including a fund for your trotting in your annual budget.

Wreck a Record – This does not necessarily have to be a world record. It could be your own set standards: getting better grades in school, saving more than last year.

Spice up the Mundane – Bring some sizzle to your daily life. Plan a candlelight dinner. Bring some fresh flowers to your bedroom. This will make life seem more beautiful.

Get Struck by Cupid – Falling in love is the most beautiful thing to happen in a New Year. And if you are rosy eyed enough, you could even ring the wedding bells. Try going on a blind date, or ask your friends to hook you up: they know better than you who would be a great match.

Snooze away to Slumber-Land – Catch up on the sleep you lost and see a beautiful glow back on you. Bid farewell to those dark circles for good!

Pep up Your Habitat – Beautifying where you live is the easiest way to beautify your life with a feel good factor. Include some de-cluttering in your life too. And not just with the furniture.
Get a Gadget – Has there been a gadget you have been longing for? An expensive one? Save up to make it your own!

Tame the Mane – A brand new makeover will be a great way to discover a new you.
From Vocation to Profession – When your hobby becomes your profession it not only brings in money but also makes working a fun experience.

Positive Approach to Life – Vow to always view the glass to be half full. This will help you solve any obstacle you may face in life.

Speak Your Mind – Chuck the niceties. It is mandatory to say “No” at times. However remember, politeness pays too. Judiciously decide according to situation.

Get Pictured at the Wonders of the World – This is for the travel bugs. This would be an experience of a lifetime, but needs advanced planning.

Learn Language – Language skills are always an added plus. Take it slowly, and try find a friend to learn with you. This way you can practice speaking it to each other.

Terminate the Tantrums – Being opinionated is okay. But having your fuse blown off at the slightest pretext is not. Neither are mood swings. They make you out of bounds for friends even if they do not want that.