4 Tips To make Your New Year Resolution Works

Every end of the year most of us would list down our New Year

Resolution for a new year ahead of us, a fresh start of life , full of

hopes to change our bad habits, set our new goals, earn more money,

save money and to excel well in our studies.

However, do you find that these new changes are fading faster 

than you expected?

You could not keep up with your new expectations and kept coaxing

yourself, “Ah…maybe next time I will do it / will not do it..”.

Well, here are 4 easy tips how you can stick to your New Year

Resolutions without much pressure.

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( 1 ) One at a time- Do not try to do everything at once.

  • You know that you are unable to accomplish those goals at once.
  • Try to completing one task at a time.
  • Once you have succeeded, go for the 2nd task.

 

( 2 ) List out your resolution precisely-

  • Let us presume that your New Year Resolution is to reduce stress.
  • You should list it out precisely how to reduce it,

for example; sign up for a yoga class, morning walk, meditation,

just to name a few.

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( 3 ) Plan ahead of time-

  • Breakdown your resolution , make your plans ahead of time.
  • If you plan for a vacation to relax and unwind your stress, you should activate a plan like this;

i) call up travel agency to find out suitable country of vacation
ii)any promotion

iii) what activities will be conducted, etc.

If you plan to earn more money, look out for

i) part-time job online

ii) read reviews for money making websites which are legit

iii) learn tips to save money when shopping, etc

 

( 4 ) Write down your New Year Resolutions-

  1. Take an A4 paper, use a black marker and list down your resolutions in clear handwriting, obvious to read, no scribbling.
  2. Use red marker if it is crucial or important.
  3. Then stick it to the fridge door, next to your timetable, your wardrobe where you can see it daily.
  4. It is the best way to remind you of the changes.
  5. Guarantee to work.

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How Local People Celebrate New Year

So, tomorrow is the New Year, 2016.

Wishing all a Happy New Year!!

Some people celebrate it in a grand way with lots of loud bangs ( fireworks) while some of us prefer to keep a low profile by sleeping over it.

Here are the ways how our local people celebrate the New Year in a BORING spirit

 

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Happy New Year drawn by peachpurple

 

  1. Send New Year Messages and Videos- this is one of the popular trend among the teens and working adults who are lazy to celebrate with the crowd. A simple New Year message and a smiley icon or image. For those who are in sales and marketing line, mass sending message is the easiest trick to please every client and prospective customers on the contact list. Besides that, sending text messages to friends, customers who are no longer in contact also helps to build up better relationship. A very sly trick to “befriend” with your long lost contact. Gaining one is better than losing a friend.

 

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  1. SleepingWorking people who worked on New Year Eve don’t even bother to celebrate this day after a hard day’s work. One would rather take this golden opportunity to sleep throughout the day to replenish energy for next day work. New Year Day is a one day Public Holiday in our country. A few of us would stay up late unless there are interesting TV programs or movies worth to watch past midnight. 

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    My beloved laptop by peachpurple
  2. Surfing the Internet- No one can live one day without the Internet. If you are a Facebook or online chat site fan, you may noticed that your online friends, classmates, colleagues and family members are constantly updating themselves with their current plans.  I can bet with you that majority are lazy to join the crowd, would rather stay at home, blogging, joining forums wishing each other a Happy New Year.

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  3. Watching TV or Online MoviesThis is my favorite task. Relaxing on the sofa, popcorn in my mouth while holding a remote control in my hand. There are tons of movies and TV special programs aired on New Year Eve and New Year Day itself. Cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, Franklin and Friends, The Adventure of Peter Pans are my son’s favorites. He occupies the whole TV for this special day. Hence, the rest of us watch our favorite movie online connecting a HDMI cable to another LED TV with home theater speakers. Feels as if we are watching a movie in the cinema!
    One of the shopping mall we frequently visited by peachpurple
    One of the shopping mall we frequently visited by peachpurple

     

  4. Shop till you dropIronically, some people love to join the crowd instead of idling around at home. So to kick up the fun, window shopping plus dining at restaurant with discount vouchers is a bonus for everyone. The biggest problem is getting stuck in the traffic jam at down town where vehicles are heading for shopping malls or parent’s house gathering. Another problem is hunting for a parking lot, a real headache for drivers. Be careful of road rage drivers!

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1 Week School Holiday to Celebrate Deepavali

 

festival of Light by pixabay
festival of Light by pixabay

Malaysia government had announced earlier that this year (2015) Deepavali, there will be 2 days of holidays for the Hindu citizens to celebrate this happy festival.

Now, students and pupils all over Malaysia are thrilled over this Festival of Light because the Ministry of Education had announced that all schools will have 1 week of holiday, starting from Monday.

6 days to be exact for us the Southern region.

 

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drawn by peachpurple

My son came back from school, smiling from ear to ear for 2 good reasons.

  1. He had his Report Card in his hands and was delighted with his final exam results.
  2. Deepavali School Holidays starts from Monday to Saturday, 6 days of no school days, no homework, able to sleep late at night.
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Fireworks by pixabay

 

Deepavali Coming to Live

For the last few days, neighbors around our residential area had been lighting fireworks and fire crackers to welcome Deepavali in advance. This is similar to Hari Raya Puasa and Chinese New Year. People are anxious to celebrate before the festival day arrives.

During Deepavali, you can see Hindu ladies wearing beautiful saree , makeup on, floral garland of sweet smelling flowers on their hair buns and dangling gold jewelry on necks, wrists or ankles.

Kolam by pixabay
Kolam by pixabay

Sometimes you may have the chance to watch open air concerts where there are Hindu dance troupes held in shopping malls, “Kolam” colorful decoration in most shopping malls and dazzling street decorations of bright lights to welcome this festival.

You will be amazed of the Henna art, printed or painted on the hands of the ladies and teens to show the uniqueness.

During these school holidays, some of his classmates will be going for a week vacation while others will be staying at home watching TV, playing online games or helping out their parents while earning pocket money.

How we spend our holiday

  • 1 week school holiday will be an enjoyable rest day for students and pupils but not for their parents.
  • Working parents are granted 2 days holiday unless they applied for unpaid leave to spend more family bonding time with their kids.
Containers of delicious Deepavali crispy snacks on display
Containers of delicious Deepavali crispy snacks on display

 

When I was a young child, my mom used to take me and my brother to visit out Hindu neighbors, wishing them “Happy Deepavali“.

They welcomed us with smiles, serve sweet carbonated drinks, murukus (spiral shape crispy crackers), pineapple tarts, sugee balls, peanut crackers and sweet cakes.

I sure missed those days. Now, it is rare to have neighbors that invite non-Hindu friends or neighbors to their homes.

Wishing all Hindu friends a Happy Deepavali and happy school holidays.

Enjoy yourself and exercise later!

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