It is brand new year and it is up to us to make the year 2021 count! I have drafted my 9 new year's resolutions. How about you? Any idea what are you going to do for the whole year? If you have yet to start, make sure you do not procrastinate any longer. Grab your pen and paper, then start writing the new year's resolutions that you want to accomplish. It is important to set goals so that you can make full use of your time and fulfill your potential. A life without goals will be one that is aimless.
"A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder."
It is safe to say that your new year's resolutions will allow you to have a more purposeful life. Otherwise you will be repeating the same mundane routine every single day not knowing what you really want to achieve. Remember that your life is not about waiting to discover yourself, instead it is about creating and reinventing yourself. It is fact that our life does not get better by CHANCE, it can only get better by CHANGE. So be the change you want to see in yourself. You can start by charting your course right now; You can begin by writing your new year's resolutions.
My 9 New Year's Resolutions
1. Be The Leanest Version of Myself
Though my BMI is just
barely nice I want to be the leanest and meanest version of myself. Knowing my limitations and the current situations, I plan to do more short intervals but high intensity workouts such as HIIT and Tabata just to name a few. It will be a bit difficult to hit the gym right now, so I will do more body weight exercise. I want to be lean and ripped. I want to hit the magic 59.5kg of ideal weight.
2. Say No To Time-wasting
Sometimes a little so-called "cheat hour" might be a bad idea when it gets out hand. I need to practise delayed gratification every day so that I only loosen up later part of the day once everything is done. I have to make sure that I do not get distracted
too many times especially in the early part of the day when I am at my peak. So I need to ensure that I increase intensity for my work rate and ramp up my productivity.
3. Perfecting My Polyphasic Sleep
To me, sleep is a privilege and hence I have to practise polyphasic sleep. I have tried it for a few years now but I have not been consistent. Basically polyphasic sleep is about splitting your sleep into a main core sleep at night and a few naps in the day. I have had extended scientific reading on this recently and hopefully I could perfect the polyphasic sleep that I have customized for myself. Warning: Try this at your own risk.
4. Be a Warrior In Intermittent Fasting
To obtain my ideal weight, workout alone might not be enough. I need to control my diet as well. Being someone who is approaching the middle age (I am 35 by the way), my metabolism has certainly slowed down and hence I have to make sure I do not indulge in too much sinfully delicious food. So I need to practise intermittent fasting. There are a few different ways to do intermittent fasting but the one that fits me the best would be the Warrior Diet. Hopefully I could do it consistently of course. Must not be seduced by irresistible indulgence.
5. Blog At Least 4 Times A Week
Truth to be told, I am not really a social butterfly (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc.) to begin with. My forte would be writing blog posts. I really do enjoy writing articles for my audience to read. It is my goal to deliver informative, useful, engaging and entertaining write up for others to read. Then again my blog also serves as a diary for me to record and immortalize the priceless memories that my family and I have created together. So I hope I could write at least 4 blog posts every week.
6. Create 2 More Websites
I have been planning to create 2 more web portals for months now. Hopefully it will be launched before the year ends. Then again I wish that they will have earlier debuts since I have had almost everything that I need, so fingers crossed and I can show them to you guys one day. Nope! It will not be another blog. The 2 websites I have in the pipeline will totally be different from what I am doing right now. Perhaps I could still add a blogging feature to them. Any idea what I am cooking?
7. Learn Forex Trading
By now all of us know that having just one income source is never going to be enough anymore. Though I have a main permanent job, I know that I need to create even more streams of income to provide a better life for my family. It is not a secret that I moonlight a
lot bit, it is always better to have contingency plans right? The recent pandemic has shown us that nothing is foolproof, let alone a so-called permanent job right? So I hope I could pick up forex trading which might not only be profitable but will be a legacy that I could pass down to my children once I master it.
8. Read Voraciously For Knowledge
My favourite quote is the one put forth by Benjamin Franklin which reads, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." I strongly believe in his wise words and thanks to him I have achieved quite a lot in my life (relatively speaking). Knowledge is indeed power and by applying it wisely I believe I will be handsomely rewarded. I intend to continue my habit of reading voraciously be it books, novels, magazines or online articles.
9. Spend More Quality Time With My Family
All my earlier 7 new year's resolutions have been set to help me achieve this ultimate goal of mine-spending more quality time with my family. Always begin with the end in mind. I want to spend more time with my wife and my 2 children. I want to go on vacations with my family, indulge in great food with them and of course create countless priceless memories together with them. More importantly I also want to be in their life all the time, day and night. I want to play Chinese chess, monopoly, carrom and many more games with them every single day. Gladly, I have been doing that right now and I want to continue doing so for the rest of my life.
So have you set decided what your new year's resolutions would be for this brand new year? As the saying goes, "The past is there to look back at our mistakes, the future is there is there to make sure you don't make the same ones." If you have not set your goals, most probably the wicked Procrastination Devil is playing mind tricks on you-misleading you to be lazy. Delay it any further and you will end up being idle and we all know that idle time is the devil's play. So start doing something that your future self will thank you for.
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