Guest Blog Post: What will you do next year?

Guest Blog Post: By Simran for 20something Blog Swap Event

“Action. What will you do next year that you’ve been putting off for too long?”

As the year is coming to an end & as I reflect on the whole of 2010, it has been so full of surprises and mainly emotional challenges. I would probably have a long list of things that I’d like to do and the list will keep getting longer but there are some changes that need to be made which cannot wait for next year.

For me I guess it would be focusing on me, Self-improvement based on my self-introspection to regain the balance and positivity in my life. I know it sounds so selfish and that’s not a major thing but to me this is a vital thing that I need to do in order to be a happier person. I think there is nothing better than making changes to one’s inner soul so we could become better versions of ourselves.

Lately, I have been feeling not in the mood, and lost. It’s like my emotions have taken a toll. Although, I am positive and try my best to be but I do not feel the drive where everyday should not just be a normal day. I want to be able to wake up in the morning and feel like “Hey, today is going to be a fantastic day and I am going to be positive, happy and take the day with a smile.” I do not want to feel dull anymore or feel like “ah, today is just another day… Sigh!”
So, what I would like to do is concentrate on these 2 main things:
1. Forgive & Forget – I want to be able to patiently learn to forgive my past and forget and let go of it with an open mind and an open heart. I want to stop dwelling on my past and what should have been or could have been. It’s a constant struggle for me but with His grace I will be able to achieve this.

2. Positivity & Patience – As much as I am positive most of the times during the day, at some point I tend to easily lose my grip, get irritated or just lose my temper. I want to learn to be more patient and stop getting anxious and angry easily. Try to keep calm and an open mind.

Apart from the above which are changes to personal growth and maturity, I would like change the habit to stop putting things off, basically “PROCRASTINATING”. This is for everything. I have been putting off reading (something which I always love) and writing for a while now. I think laziness is such an evil thing that once it sets in it just gets the better of you until and unless you tell yourself this is it I’m going to stop being LAZY!

Whilst writing this post, I realized how much I have missed writing on my blog and what a pleasure it is to share our thoughts. It makes one feel happier and relieved at the same time that we were able to put pen on to paper. Once we change some of our bad habits that’s when we will accomplish the things that we’ve been wanting to do one step at a time.

I do hope you enjoyed reading my post. I know there weren’t things like oh, I want to take up a course, or I want to learn a new language or I want to travel as those according to me will always add on to our list. But, certain things when it comes to self-improvement needs a lot of self-evaluation and belief that we want to change to be a better us and so we can look into the mirror and say yes, I am happy for who I am and how much I’ve grown.

Here’s to a fantastic and blissful year ahead! I hope I can live up to what I’ve written.

What changes are you willing to make? What actions are you willing to take to make next year a fantastic year for you?

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3 Responses to “Guest Blog Post: What will you do next year?”

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  2. Simran

    @Diane, heyyy Diane! :) Simran here btw … Yep, I wrote the article and i totally agree with what you said and I am thankful every single day for all that I have and btw I’m not from USA 😉 :) hahaha…. but yes of course giving is the most beautiful thing … I have no complaints about my life my post was simply just saying that I want be better :) and I know the Lord has given me alot and has always taken care of me in every way am a happy person but I guess there are times we falter … :) we tend to just feel a little lost not cos we arent thankful but we just lose ourselves :)
    Thank you so much for your warm and kind opinion appreciate it! :)
    Happy Holidays too! Merry Christmas & May you New year be filled with many more blessings and joys :) Cheers!


  3. Diane says:

    I think we all could use some self improvement, but, some need it more than others. I have always been told (so I am passing the message along to you) that, you never ask for more patience. The Lord will be so kind to honor your request by giving you trials that you must pass along the way. I don’t know about you, but I have enough trials in my life, I don’t need to be tested any further.
    I think most Americans should look to where they think the grass is greener to appreciate what we have here in the USA. To see all of our conveniences and our freedom of just about everything – Focusing on what we have here in the USA will give plenty of peace, love, joy, and patience to enjoy all that we have. Help a family less fortunate this holiday season, I promise this will kick start your self esteem to make changes in your own life. World vision has a catalog that just a few dollars can give a family chickens that will feed their family for years to come. I do NOT work for World Vision nor represent World Vision – I mention it as a thought, because giving to others feels makes us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside and if people in the USA want to make changes in their lives, why not show compassion for someone else and give what we take for granted.
    Merry CHRISTmas and Happy New Year to you all. May you and your family be richly blessed this holiday season.


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