WELCOME 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR

Welcome everyone to 2019 while we bid adieu to 2018 with fond memories.

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शंखनाद – शंख की ध्वनि के साथ नव वर्ष का करे स्वागत। आशा है ये साल आप के जीवन मै खुशियों की बरसात ले कर आये। 

Let us welcome 2019 by blowing the conch of happiness and love and spreading divnity and peace in the world.

Thanks to all the followers and friends, stay blessed and keep sharing.

Om! Peace, Peace, Peace.

ITS BACK – GUESS WHAT?

With the new year all set – guess what is back?

Yes you are correct – Resolutions are back – are they more stronger now!

Resolutions-2018

With every passing year and with the commencement of the new one we make so many resolution but hardly a handful of people manage to live up to their reputations.

This post is not about motivating you how to live it up or what resolutions you need to make or break – but it is highlighting the most sought of resolutions(world wide) which get broken easily. I have not done any statistics or google – and this is my personal feeling(or experience) and even if a survey is created I am pretty sure that these are ought to be on top of the list.

Here are the most common resolutions which get broken very fast:

1-Quit Smoking

By far this is the most disrespected resolution as it is taken only to be broken within a week, actual quitters are now waiting for a new year resolution to quit smoking though I know many who have already kept their word.

2-Quit Alcohol/Beer/Booze

This is mostly taken during the new year eve – Ah I have had enough of it now and it’s high time to quit. Alas! this is short lived too – and do you know how long does it last for most people – less than 12 hrs. Wondering why?

As you get up late after a heavy overdose of ethanol its already 11:30 AM or past and by the time you get over from your hangover the sun has gone down again which tempts the person – damn it lets do it again 🙂

3-Exercise Regularly

From tomorrow I will go for a morning walk, jogging, running in the morning, join the gym, Yoga or Zumba whatever be your favourite one.

Experience has it that in the 1st week of January it is better to be cautious for regular morning walkers and joggers as they might encounter heavy surge of the revolutionaries and there might be a stampede.

However it does not last long too – some have their late nights, some love to sleep, some hate to get up early in the morning and some have never started as they ended up late in the new year eve party. Until the bell rings and the doc says start running today so that your medicines dont start running when its too late.

4-Eating Healthy

This is somewhat which people do stick to and it does last long as compared to the other ones – but I might be wrong as this is not as apparent and visible as their abov counterparts.

The rest of the resolutions like reading books or learning to play guitar and other are most of the time met.

If you carry out analysis the real problem underlying in the resolutions being broken is the fact that we cannot stick to our promise or commitments. It is easy to promise, promise to your Mom, dad, wife or son, easy to take marital vows in front of sacred dise with thousand people around – then why we have marital discord, easy to recite a holy mantra for peace – but in the long run we forget then to be in place and to win this race we need to practise the art of commitment, truth, discipline and contemplate the fact that we have given our words to someone and realise – what is the value of my words if I am unable to live up to it without any legal obligation. However trust me it is easier said than done which is the reason many fail – It is always the simplest of the task in which people fail.

So I wish you all have more strength to start this year with a positive heart and soul and live up to all your resolutions and dreams.

Do share in case you have heard about some weird experiences with resolutions and I have myself kept many and broken some. Also let me know if you have something to add in this list which is easily broken every-time.

I have written this article in a light mode and do not intend or wish to harm the intentions of passionate people who are an inspiration for many and prove that one can do what he believes in.

Have a good day and Jai Shri Krishan 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE FLOWER OF THE DAY – JAN 1, 2018

GOOD MORNING! I am sure you had a wonderful morning of 2018.

On the first day of the year here’s wishing everyone a year filled with love, happiness, peace and well being.

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Make the most of this new year and stay positive and stick to whatever resolutions you have for the year.

Share your flower photographs too so that we get to enjoy more of it.

Have a wonderful day and year ahead. Love you all, loads of HUG… stay blessed 🙂

Hari Om, Jai Shree Krishna.

Adieu 2015

The sun is set for the last day of the year and we await a new dawn of 2016.

I am sure you all must have had a terrific year and fulfilled your dreams and ambitions.

 

Sunset at India Gate
Sunset at India Gate

It was a pretty good year for me too and I gained a lot in this year, learned about photography, blogging, started following some new Indian classical music. There were a few lows which were not so significant.

Let us all forget the lows and misses of 2015 and spread our wings freely like the birds and explore the horizon on 2016. Let truth, peace and prosperity prevail on Earth for one and all.

Dahlia Flower, Let peace prevail, Welcome 2016. - http://agileopedia.com/
Dahlia Flower, Let peace prevail, Welcome 2016. – http://agileopedia.com/

May this year shower loads of blessings, prosperity and peace. Hope all your wishes and dreams come true and you excel in 2016.

Wish you all a wonderful new year and have a safe eve.

With this message and the flower reflecting the peace within I happily close on my last post of the year.

Catch you all tomorrow.

Resolutions: Make it or Break It

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Resolutions @http://agileopedia.com/

It is the time of the year again when we are about to close and reconcile all that occurred in this year. So it’s again time for a fresh beginning, a time to make new friends, dreams and resolutions.

I would like to focus on resolutions and goal. People might be on a different note when taking the start of the New Year as an ignition point of achieving new heights, chasing dreams, becoming best, take resolutions and might argue that the whole year is the opportunity to do so. Why wait for the year-end to start something new. Folks, do you agree with their logic, I do. No time is good or bad enough to make a new start.

Indeed as I was about to write this post, I read an article by Sarah H which is in contrast to what I am about to write. It talks about to follow your calling and to believe “I want you all to realize every day is a new day and every minute is a new minute.”

So why am I or many others up to the spree that we make New Year resolutions and goals, has it become a doctrine over the years which we follow driven by the sub conscious mind. Personally, I am of the opinion that we should use this opportunity to make realistic changes we want to achieve, driven in a proper way and time boxed. This implies we can use this opportunity to carve initiatives, milestone and plan our road ahead with a road map and importantly attach a time line to it.

To emphasize just follow these basics when laying the foundation stones of resolutions or goals for the coming year:

  1. Rational: Think properly before you arrive at your goal and whether it is balanced and achievable goal.
  2. Benefits: What benefits do you drive by this goal or resolution?
  3. Announce: Announce to your family, friends and close group about your goal.
  4. Time boxing: Create well thought, achievable timelines and smaller benchmarks in your goal so that you can track your progress.
  5. Follow: Create a rule or strong vibe to follow the goal and treat the plan as your bible.
  6. Never Say Die: Have a never say die attitude as hiccups occur only during the first few days, once you overcome the tide there will be smooth sailing all through. Keep the Faith intact. Remember there are dark shadows on Earth but its light are stronger in contrast.
  7. Journal: Create a journal for your next year, I do have one. Digital, Printed or whatsoever it be, mark all your important dates and events in advance on the journal and keep posting on it on a daily basis. This journal is a quick reference and reflection of your life. Keep it in a place where you can view it frequently and have a dip check. The idea is to have a quick reference without spending a lot of time on creating and posting to the journal or planner.

Looking forward to hear from everyone, your views; what else you believe can be added to the list and share your experiences around this.

We are on the last day of the year as I write this post; I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who made me smile, taught me, and supported me and to everyone who is part of the blogging world. Thanks for reading and appreciating the posts, following my blog and for the critical suggestions provided. Enjoy your year ahead and may God fulfill all your wishes.

Wish you all a blasting 2015 …..