Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Rise and shine, it's 2014!

As opposed to at least half the citizens globally (just a wild guess), I'm not big on making New Year resolutions, but I love making a list of things-to-do (don't pretend you don't add take a shower or eat your breakfast in it just so you can have something to cross off later- okay, okay, you don't, it's just me) so on the first day of 2014, I'm making a list of 20 things to start doing in the new year.

1. Get moving (and sweating). Climbing the stairs, helping with the groceries, gardening, just move. It boosts your energy level, and relieves stress. 



2. Eat anything you like- in moderation. 



3. Laugh. A lot.

4. Make time for more zzz's.

5. Resume (or start) attending yoga classes. I'm afraid I've lost so much flexibility, but I still make it a point to stretch and bend a little whenever I remember.

6. Read more books. You can never read too much. Or can you? ;) 



7. Admire others, but don't put yourself down. Every individual is unique. We all have traits or talents that people would love to own, as well as flaws and weaknesses we wish to overcome. You sparkle in your own way. 

8. Brush up my English!

9. Maintain close relationships with people who matter and whom I care. A healthy relationship, whether it's romantic, brotherly, or friendly, is when each person is allowed room to grow, and still loved. 



Some of my favourite classmates in college. Incredibly lovely girls, aren't they?

Not forgetting my favourite boys in the whole wide world.

10. Offer help without expectation.

11. Go on heaps of dates with Mother Nature. Absorb the fresh air, play with the green, and soak up the sunshine.

12. Hand in your work on time.

13. Enjoy the little things in life.

14. Live in a tidy space.

15. Relax. Life's too short to over think.


16. Give more. Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.


17. Express gratitude. Gratitude promotes happiness. A roof over your top, a place to call home, parents who work so hard to afford your education and living expenses, clean water, shoes to wear... so many to be thankful for.

18. Be consistent with the things you do.

19. Take responsibility of the role you play in this world.

Live. Just live. Because sometimes even to live is an act of courage.  
"When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged, it's up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside. ~ J. Osteen."

 Let's make the most out of 2014!

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