We’re finally in 2019! For some of us, the year might have dragged and for others, 2018 might have passed in the blink of an eye. But the new year is the best time to turn over a new leaf and grab new opportunities to make sure that 2019 is the best year yet.
However, everyone knows that resolutions are sometimes not so easy to maintain. Don’t worry! Here are some resolutions that you can keep! Wishes and Blessings gives you 5 easy ways you can make small changes to ensure that you start your new year right.
Take 15 minutes out of your day and close your eyes and allow your body to de-stress. The best part? You can do this anywhere! Deep breathing, listening to calming music, practice some yoga… you can modify meditation to suit what you like, and what de-stresses you.
Spread the Happiness!
Visit a shelter or an orphanage and spend some time with underprivileged children. Simple things like playing games with the children or even colouring can make a huge impact on these children who have no access to resources. You could even hold a workshop and build the skills of these children. Interacting with them can give them a huge boost to their self-esteem and can give you a fresh perspective on the world.
Share a Meal, Share a Smile!
Food tastes the best when it is shared. The next time your stomach starts growling, invite a few friends over and organise a potluck! Want to do something more fulfilling? Visit a local shelter home and share a meal with underprivileged and differently abled children. Stories exchanged over food form memories that will last you a lifetime. Wishes and Blessings celebrates the birthdays of visually impaired children every month. This celebration is full of music, love and laughter. Keep your eyes peeled for the next ‘Birthday Manao‘ and join us!
Set Easy Targets
Set daily targets and reward yourself for achieving them. A simple goal like drinking 8 glasses of water will work wonders for your health and well-being. Treat yourself to a sweet something, even if it is a dessert or a pretty diary. Giving yourself a reward to look forward to doubles the excitement of sticking to a resolution!
When all else is lost, we know that we have our family. Start the new year by spending some quality time with the elders in your family. We recommend visiting an old age home and spending time with those who have no family. Abandoned by their loved ones, they are at an age when they need love and care the most. They have lived long lives and have stories galore. Take out a day and visit the elderly. You never know, you might gain a lifetime of wisdom!