I get it, you can quit reminding me, quit reprimanding me, quit threatening me. The new year started exactly 18 days ago and yet, here I am, encouraging my fingers to sprint across the keyboard in fear of absolutely nothing. Like any other human being, I too, have prepared a list of tasks I wish to accomplish within the span of 365 days...even though it's very unlikely possible.
1. Be happier.
I can bet my iphone and vital organs that these two words have been engraved on every single person' list of resolutions at least once, and this isn't wrong. As human beings, it's in our nature to want to be in high spirits and posses good moods. Ways to do this are to be more positive. I know that it isn't as easy as it sounds, but it can be if you firmly deem it possible. Don't think about everything in such a negative light, for everything happens for a reason. Understand that everything won't go in whatever direction you wish for it to. Forgive those who have wronged you and bury the past.
2. Respect my parents.
Like every teenager, I too often time lose my temper. Whenever anything goes wrong or my mother just asks a question, I snap at her, tell her that I don't want to talk only to be reprimanded for being disrespectful. Why must we repeat this vicious cycle every single day? Quit being so grumpy. Your parents could be so much harsher on you. For god's sake, if it wasn't for them, you wouldn't even have a WiFi connection. Ponder that and quickly resort to tears.
4. Quit gossiping.
Nobody is perfect. People lie, cheat, steal, and gossip. I am a victim of this fault. As a female and of Pakistani-Indian descent, it's basically in my genetics to breed gossip. But it's time I resist. Even though he dresses like a homeless man, even though she lies to her parents every day, and even though they sneak out to do hookah every Thursday night (it's just an example, but feel guilty anyway), I'm in no place to judge. You'll only start living your life when you quit scrutinizing others for what they do in theirs.
5. Make new friends.
Meeting new people is one of the many cost less joys in life. It always amuses me to greet people with such distinct personalities, backgrounds, goals and behaviors. Their quirky habits, deformities, music choice, beliefs, religion, the way they think: these are all things that are worth observing and accepting that make life the joy ride it should be.
6. Exersize more.
Oh, c'mon. You knew that this one was coming. Although I've been lacking in this department until recently, it's been proven that physical excerize is the key to hormone balance, clear skin, flow of blood to the brain and so many more things. Excersizing will give you extreme confidence, keep your healthy and stimulated and serve as a distraction to life's other problems, including understanding why McDonald's doesn't deliver.
7. Try new things.
This resolution can be applied in all different types of cases. For example, I've never tried sushi because it looks absolutely revolting and smells like body odor. But you know what, I'll try it this year. Because maybe, just maybe, I may fall in love with it and it could potentially become my favorite food. Remember that you'll never for sure know about something until you experience it.
8. Document more, write more, sketch more, film more.
For those of you who personally know me, you'll quickly understand that I love film. I love to write stories, sketch and boss others around. Obviously film, art and literature aren't potential career options, but I like to think that they serve as a creative outlet, a getaway. I find fascination with these aspects because they are all things to look back on and practically re-live.
As of now, these are my new year's resolutions. Feel free to share yours with me, but I will most likely not care.