Better late than never 😉 😉 😉
Being lazy comes naturally to me and if I don’t make myself a timetable for everything I will just find myself all careless and sluggish!! I have never made yearly resolutions. It was always like a then and there list whenever the need came. This time also I crammed my mind to get a hold of myself when such a need had come up! Then I thought why not give a try at making resolutions for the year!!
Tadaaa…so here I am preparing resolutions for the first time ever. In Sha Allah, hope I’ll be able to keep up and fulfill these 🙂 🙂
Resolution# 1 – Getting healthier during my last trimester!
This point is what got me making resolutions in the first place! I am nearing the end of my second trimester. During the last appointment with doctor, my blood test showed an increased sugar level. It was not high but doctor warned me to be careful as I was near border. Until now all my reports always came normal, so this freaked me out!
During my first trimester I was very careful about what I ate and did regular exercise. When I entered my second, I gave in fully to my cravings. All I could think about was eat and sleep! Plus with all the festivals and holidays I was devouring on sweets, pastries and cakes without a second thought! I know…what an idiot!
So dear me, now it is time to get serious before it’s too late!
Resolution# 2 – Stop being lazy!
Over the years I have tried to improve myself on being more positive and keep my temper under control. One area I haven’t given much thought is about my laziness! I have got to be active and stop putting off things for the next day!!
Resolution# 3 – Eat healthy!
This is not just during pregnancy and for later on as well. I plan on including more nuts, fruits and veggies in my diet. My doctor told me, I should AT LEAST have a serving of 5 fruits and veggies daily! At first I was like, Oh c’mon, I’m definitely having that much but when she asked me to list what I ate the previous week, I was surprised that I was not really reaching that amount! The max I had during that day was 3 veggies and fruits a day! How can I be such a Dumb!
Resolution# 4 – REGULAR Exercise!
Doing exercise whenever I have the mood for work is just not going to work from now! I have got to do it every day. Now and after delivery!!
Resolution# 5 – Walking daily for at least 30 minutes!
C’mon Abi! 30 minutes is the least anyone can do!
Resolution# 6 – Keep contact with family members!
With the introduction of faster communication facilities like Whatsapp and Facebook, I have become so lazy to talk on phone! And now with my mind always on eating or sleeping, it’s worse! My family members have been complaining to my mom that I am completely ignoring them! This is just so wrong! How could I ever ignore my dear relatives??!! I have to work on keeping in touch with them often!
Resolution# 7 – Get into arts, crafts and stitching!
I was very good at arts and crafts during my school days. It was one of my favorite subjects! During college it reduced to making birthday cards once in a while! And now I have totally lost touch! It’s been ages I have touched a paint brush! Some days ago I was planning on making a birthday card for someone, and I just couldn’t figure out what to do! In school times my head would be roaring with ideas!! I had also learnt stitching out of my passion for being a Fashion Designer! Again with all other responsibilities I let this go too. It’s all making me feel like a failure! I just cannot let my talent die.
Resolution# 8 – Go more natural with beauty treatments!
It’s very easy to get carried away by promising advertisements and packaging of beauty products! And starting a blog made me literally want to buy and try everything on the shelves!! I just totally ignored the goodness filled ingredients in my very own kitchen! After getting pregnant I became more careful of what I was using. Some ingredients in beauty products are a NO NO during pregnancy! Not wanting to take risk, I turned to my trusty kitchen. The results are really worth it!
Resolution# 9 – Concentrate on growing healthy hair!
I have really long, thick, black and curly hair and during my teens I used to hate my hair! I used to get really upset when I see girls with straight silky hair and worst part is they didn’t have to do anything much to maintain it!
I started seeing curly hair as beautiful when Kangana Ranaut entered Bollywood! It was a unique feature she had and she flaunted it confidently! She looked cute, innocent, bold and confident all at once! What shocked me most was when I heard guys love curly hair too (I really thought my hubby was making fun of me when he told me ‘I love your hair!’)!! You can now see films and fashion magazines filling with curly haired beauties!!
I learned that every individual is different and if you take care of what you have the proper way anyone can look good! So I turn to my hair to love it now but what do I get??? I wasted so much time on cursing my hair that it got worse! It was hating me back now. My hair got really dry and damaged. Since then I have been trying to revive my hair. It has got much better now but I am still working on it!
Resolution# 10 – Improve on being more positive and religious!
When I look back at myself a few years back I can see an all depressed teenage girl! There have been many incidents in my life which made me that way. I don’t wish to talk about that but the point is, I have come a long way from being that girl now! I am more positive, happy and strong! For this I would thank people who helped me and also people who tried to put me down. Without the latter I would have never known I am this strong and precious!
Those were times when I always though why God was being cruel to me, why my life is like this and that and blah blah! But now I can’t stop wondering why God loves me this much! Being closer to Him and leaving everything to Him has made me happier person! I have learnt that if you do good, you get good – if you do bad, you will eventually pay for it!
Resolution# 11 – Let go of unhealthy relationships!
This is easier said than done! Sometimes the relationship is such that you can’t let go of them completely! They would be still lurking around you and you have no way of escaping! What I have done to escape this is to surround myself with positive people! I would just get out of the situation as soon as possible and create a diversion for my mind! I just have to work on this more so that these things don’t get into my head!!
Resolution# 12 – Give and Forgive more!
There is nothing more that purifies your soul than giving and forgiving! Sometimes it is difficult to forgive people who hurt and are still hurting you. Especially if the person acts all too innocent in front of others and tries to put up a show that you were the culprit. But there is nothing better than leaving God to handle with them and you carry on in your life happily! Eventually they will learn their mistake and you have already forgiven and forgotten it!
Resolution# 13 – Be the best of myself! Love, Respect and be Polite to myself!
Embracing that individual inside will make you realize that you have ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. You must love yourself or no one else will.
Resolution# 14 – Make my own happiness and needs a priority as well!
This is a very true case when it comes to ladies, especially after marriage. They become so engrossed in taking care of other’s happiness and health and become too sacrificing! And sometimes the sad truth is that nobody even values it! They turn out to be depressed and weak!
Your needs matter too. Stand up for yourself! It ‘IS’ possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those who need you most.
And so are my resolutions for the rest of this year! Let’s see how I go about it. From time to time I will update how I progress on it… In Sha Allah!!
I hope this encourages you too to make yourself better this year!!
Have a wonderful year ahead!!