5 Things To Promise Yourself In 2016


Another year had come and gone. Welcome to 2016, a year many of us will hope to be a better one.
It wouldn’t be better unless you work hard to make them better. I hope all of you have your own versions of new year resolutions. Can you remember the previous ones, the assessment of achieved goals in the last year?

Some of them might have not made to the list, but what’s important is that you don’t give up on your missed targets. Re-enter them into this year’s bucket list, and make every possible effort to get them through at the end.

We humans learn by experience, and that’s a golden opportunity that we can use for the benefit of ourselves. Find a few things below that you can make use to shape up this new year.

Be nice to others

Why is that important? And aren’t you a nice person to the others?

Go out, talk with people and be generous to ask if you’re making them happy, and if not, what would they like to see in you to make you even more pleasant. This would be a great challenge for the introverts, but being nice would not give you any harm either. So, let go of your ego for a moment, and get an assessment of yourself.

12 in 12 target

Twelve months are ahead of you, and what are your plans for them? How about planing a brand new achievement in every month, so you’d end up having 12 freshly added goals into your life?

Sounds awesome, isn’t it? So, why the wait? Get a pen and paper and list down some small targets for each month. That’d be simple as reaching a word-count in your novel, or big as exploring a new country. Paste it somewhere you can see it throughout the year, and cross-out once you completed one. It’ll give you an immense self-confidence while on the way to the end – trust me on this.


Help or Volunteer

Define the way you want. Do some kind of help to someone, and make sure he/she is satisfied with it. This is an honorable human quality which disappears from ourselves, as many of us are in a race to fill our buckets, reaching goals and in the effort to raise ourselves high. None of that is bad, but it’d be incredible if we could retain the good qualities as well.

There are thousands, or yet millions in the world who don’t even have the basic needs. It’s impossible to address them all, but at least try to give your hand to someone in your reach.

Be grateful to nature

This is something I’d like to add to any kind of achievement list, even though it’s not directly an achievement. Like above, we tend to forget where we came from, and who are around us. For this, ask yourself the things you have done to preserve the environment to the future generation. What have you done more, consume or preserve?

Act now before it’s too late. Many scientific findings prove that we’re in a danger as a race, mainly due to the fact that we haven’t paid enough attention and care to the nature. Stop validating such a report, as it wouldn’t get better with time, unless you start to do something about it.

Have a pet

That’s a strange item to be in this list, isn’t it?

I know some of you might not prefer to have one, as the time and location wouldn’t support them, and some may not even like them. For those who are not averse to them, why not get one this year?

I adored dogs as a kid, and some kitties as well. It was not that much of a deal while I was a kid, but now I realize the kind of relief I get out of them at the end of a busy day. Taking care of a dog, cat or any other animal you prefer, would take you away from your daily stress, and make you a softer person emotionally.

As most of them say, why not experience the look of unconditional love?


Again, have a wonderful new year, 2016!