New Year’s Resolutions 2012

New Year’s Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”

It isn’t for nothing that Mark Twain is called one of the greatest authors of all time. For anyone who knows and understands the futility of making New year’s resolutions will understand the humor behind this sentence which is one of the most famous quotes used by people all around the world around the time that the year changes. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, make a promise to themselves, before the clock strikes twelve, and before the year slips into a new garb. This promise is generally made in order to make some sort of improvement in one’s life; to better oneself, and to improve one’s basic quality of living. New Year’s resolutions are supposed to be life changing and transformational. Every year there are some resolutions that feature on pretty much everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions. In this article, we have made a compilation of the top New Year’s resolutions for 2012.

While not many know this but facts about New Year’s resolutions will tell you that it has its origin in spiritual customs from the religion of Judaism. The Jewish New Year concludes in what is known as the Day of Atonement which is when you are expected to ponder over your wrongdoings of the whole year that has gone by and look for forgiveness. According to many people, there is a list of criterion that a good New Year’s resolution must meet. This includes being a definite resolution and something that is measurable. This is an important thing to keep in mind while making a New Year’s resolution.

Top New Year’s Resolutions 2012

Every year, before the clock strikes twelve and before we get caught up in the revelries of the night, most of us sit down to make a list of those things that we want to do in the upcoming year. Those life-changing decisions that we want to take so that we make our life better. There are some resolutions that feature on the lists of most people. Some are serious resolutions, while others are funny resolutions. Given below is a list of the top New Year’s resolutions for 2012 that feature on many of the lists.

  1. Being in less of a liability financially.
  2. Being less angry about things that I have no control over.
  3. Being more frugal with things and more cost-effective.
  4. Being more independent in life
  5. Being more organized
  6. Being punctual
  7. Buying a real estate property
  8. Buying products that are environment friendly
  9. Cultivating a hobby
  10. Eating healthy and properly
  11. Enjoying life
  12. Expanding my friend circle
  13. Falling in love
  14. Getting a makeover
  15. Getting a better job
  16. Giving back to the society
  17. Giving up smoking, drinking, and other such habits
  18. Having more faith in oneself
  19. Keeping a journal
  20. Learning a dance form
  21. Learning a new language
  22. Learning something new
  23. Losing weight
  24. Meditating more
  25. Nagging people less
  26. Organizing an event for charity
  27. Participating in an adventure sport of some kind
  28. Paying more attention to oneself

by Tulika Nair

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