The dawn of the New Year means there is a party preceding it, which in turn means lots of planning and shopping for New Year’s Eve. What am I doing writing this instead of organizing things?
As a family, we did not write out our resolutions for the New Year, but have decided to adopt a few basic changes, which we think will be good for us – some realistic long term resolutions, we can stay with. We think this is a better way to bring positive change in our lives.
Being Better Organized
Well, as a start to being better organized next year, Maya and I have planned the party a little in advance. Yes, it’s true. Invites are out, menus are planned and shopping is done. As a part of the exercise, the kids have also decided on trying to be better organized. For a start, they have planned a few games for the kids. I like this better that having the kids slink off to various sofas and bean bags only to play online puzzle games or pet games on their individual devices. Games played together, I believe, are wonderful for bonding.
Enjoying Every Day
We are going to enjoy every day, so that we have no regrets after our kids are all grown up. Our kids are key to our happiness, so it makes sense to enjoy our moments with them. As a part of this, we are frequently going to pick small family projects and work on them. This will not only help the kids explore their skills, but it will also be a fun activity to work on together, even as we create fun moments.
Within families, there is always the occasional argument, and sometimes we carry them with us. Well, we will try to inculcate the habit of ‘letting go‘. Why carry bad memories? It is simpler to let them go and build newer and happier memories for ourselves. This way the future is not complicated by the past.
A Starting Point
We can start new habits whenever we want. There are no set days or patterns. It’s just a tradition to have New Year Resolutions. Though not mandatory, it’s a nice touch to start new thing at the New Year. A sense of newness makes all of us open to change, and being open to change is key to bring about change.
Well, do try and bring positive change into your lives. Happy New Year and have a great year ahead!