Is it compulsory to make a ‘Resolution’ in New Year?

@Sreekala (32814)
India
January 3, 2011 1:04am CST
Dear mylotters, I think making a ‘resolution’ in New Year is also become a trend now. I have seen the newspapers on 1st January, which are filled with resolutions of celebrities. I watched in TV programs where (phone-in program and different other programs) all are talking about the resolution in New Year. Many of them are confessing that they are making some resolutions but breaking it after a short period. What you think dear mylotters. Is it necessary to make a resolution in New Year? Do you make resolutions in New Year? If so will you be able to maintain the same throughout the whole year? Else are you a person to enjoy the life the way as it comes… Have wonderful New Year.
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@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
for me, it is not. i have never had any of the resolution stuffs all my life and i think i am doing okay.. and is also continuosly evolving to change myself, and change according to what needs to be changed in every aspect of my life without waiting for another year to be able to do so.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hi chiyosan, Happy New Year. If you want to change then you won't wait for the New Year to come, that is really is great. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely time.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
3 Jan 11
Hi kala, I do not believe in any new year resolution. For me time is time and we only segment it into different parts. And the eve of new year also a part of it. If I am to take any resolution I would take any time that is convenient and necessary. Why to wait for the new year to come? Well if you want to start any particular project in the new year that is ok but making resolution for resolution sake is meaningless.
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hello Rajib, Happy New Year. 'making resolution for resolution sake'- I think this is going on recently. Yes, if we want to achieve any special targets we can make a resolution at any point of time. Thank you very much for your reply. Have a lovely year.
@oligel (130)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
i didn't make a resolution for myself every time the year change., i just want to continue what i am doing and not promising what will i do the whole year. others are making their own new years resolution because they want to change what they mistakes they had last year and they don't want to do that again this year, also they make their new years resolution to be their guide this year.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hi oligel, Happy New Year. Well, so the resolutions are meant for them who want to change. It is a good idea then, but the person should follow what he/she promised to himself/herself, otherwise there is no meaning. Thank you so much for the wonderful explanation. Have a lovely year.
@indahfth (11169)
• Indonesia
3 Jan 11
In my opinion, a resolution could be something important. If it really will be implemented. But the resolution, would be a futile, if only be made only (only the resolution no action). I myself do not make resolutions, I only live this life alone. Only, I hope, my life became better.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hi indahfth, Happy New Year. Yes, making a resolution is important and should follow up then only we get the advantage. Is there any problem in your life, why you said you are alone? I hope I am not disturbing you with my questions. Be happy always, have a lovely time.
@jennbart (1330)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
Its really up to you if you are going to make one or not. Resolutions are nothing if you are just going to break it after. What is important is if you make one and make sure you do something to make it work.:)
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hello Jen, If a person make a meaningful resolution and do justice to the same, then it really make wonderful things to that person. For me, I don’t have the habit of making resolutions. Thank you so much for your reply. Happy New Year. Have a lovely time.
• United States
3 Jan 11
I dont think its a requirement that someone make a resolution however many people do and as you said many people break them after a short time. I myself did not make one this year.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hi angel, I too don't think that it is compulsory but reading and watching all those I felt that it is a requirement in New Year. I never made any resolution. Thanks for the quick reply. Have a lovely year.
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@dpk262006 (56727)
• Delhi, India
5 Jan 11
Sree ! Only 'celebrities' make new year 'Resolution(s)' , they make it for the sake of media and press because media invariably ask them to tell about their resolutions and this way they get free publicity too. No media person comes to us and ask about our resolutions, therefore, we do not make or disclose........lol! I do not make any 'New Year Resolution' because 'promises/resolutions' are made to be broken.. In your words - "I enjoy life, as it comes". Very Good and intelligent Discussion!
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• India
5 Jan 11
Very well said Dpk, how come not seen now-a-days? Happy New Year to you and your family. Sree's discussions always stand separate and exclusive, like designerware they are designer discussions. Are not they?
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@dpk262006 (56727)
• Delhi, India
5 Jan 11
Hi Buchi! I have been keeping busy due to office work, therefore, I was absent. Thanks for your wishes. Happy New Year to you and your family, as well. You said it rightly - Sree's discussions are 'exclusive' and like 'designerware'. She applies lots of her mind, before starting a meaningful discussion and she gets lots of responses too.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hello dpk and Buchi, Thank you very much for the appreciation. If the topic is easy to respond it is natural to get more number of responses and I don't deserve any credit on that. The credit goes to you people, who are spending their valuable time for me. I do take a chance to express my gratitude to my entire nice friends/members here. Regarding the topic, yes I agree media people are showing much interest to get more publicity. At the same time, phone-in program in TV is asking to common people (of course who are spending time to make a phone call) at the time of New Year. Thank you so much again Deepak, have a lovely year.
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hello Sreekala, :) Frankly speaking, a new year doesn't bring any change in me. I just see it as a time to wish others a blissful new year, and nothing else is going to change. In fact i was almost about to sleep at 11 O'clock and miss the clock tick at 12. I thought i would joke around, saying my new year's resolution is to get to bed early and so i slept at 11, lol. Anyways, i have tried to make new year's resolution as a child but never got around anything fruitful, so i just gave it up. I think it takes a lot to shake me. Oh, happy new year by the way.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
4 Jan 11
Hello voldrox, Happy New year to you. hmm you forget to wish me a happy new year, ok fine. My question, Is there any change in the new year day. No, it is a day like any other days. The only thing is how we treat the day. I slept after wishing new year to special people in the midnight itself. Morning I wished those who slept early in night (lol). Have a wonderful year.
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
6 Jan 11
This is my first post in the new year sreekala and this reply is the second, hehe. I haven t been here for quiet sometime and i hope to get back to the rhythm i once had. I had a great time with my family and relatives during Christmas and the new year. Actually, i din't forget to wish you for the new year, i was only late here and i did not wish anyone else till now.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
voldrox, no prob, I just said when I read your last line. There is no issues at all. But I wished each and everyone I crossed here in New Year. Enjoy your time.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 11
Hi Sree, celebrities like making resolution in New Year is not a new trend actually. It's just because the way of spreading of information is very much advanced compared to that earlier. Nowadays almost every family or outlet or even street stall owns a tv and it works the whole day. And celebrities have the worth value to show their face in the broadcast to attract audiences to benefit the revenue of the broadcasting station. Some of them accomplish their respective resolution whereas some of them in vain, or materialize partly, might be due to recession, scandal, etc. I know many people around making new year resolution as well. People hope that the new resolution made would push them to reach the goal set. Of course work hard and deal with the target set persistently and wisely, might be one would get success by the end of the year. I was an ambitious person during my younger days. I used to make new year resolution written down in my brand new and lovely journal It's disappointed that I'm a person of procrastination and majority of them were "white elephants". Those were things that would turn out a mere matter of form finally lol... If all those amassed resolutions for years had come to true I don't think you could see me typing post here at present lol.... Anyway I prefer to live a relaxing and comfortable life nowadays. Might be having regular physical exercise, taking healthy and nutritious food, to be happy, reading and typing myLot post daily is my new year resolution if acceptable Take care and have a nice day dear
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hello my dear, Happy New Year to you. I hope you have all those lovely journals with you now. Don’t you feel funny to read all those now? (ha ha I would have lost a lovely friend here if you followed your resolutions in your younger days). I don’t have the habit of writing anything in diaries. I prefer to keep all lovely moments in my heart so that nobody can read it without my permission (lol) I am glad to know about your present life style and you deserve a happy, peaceful and healthy life. I wish you to get all those you desire in this year. Once again, a wonderful New Year to you and your family. Take care.
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 11
There isn't any value to keep those journals. Frankly only the foregoing pages of every journal were fully used I scared someone might sneak a peep on what I was expressing, especially about emotive matters in my journal that time. But lovely moments kept in our heart would fade gradually as time goes by. I have lots of photos taking in different time to hold the past sweet moments. Every single photo has its unique remembrance. Hi dear I believe we all have the same wishes that our family and we would live a happy and healthy life. Wish you a happy and prosperous year of 2011
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
8 Jan 11
Thank you so much for your hearty wishes dear. Have a nice weekend.
@thanks1961 (7041)
• India
4 Jan 11
Hi dear, If we follow the resolution properly, it is always advisable. Especially, in these days, it is a must and it will give results also. Time has changed a lot and having a plan and move as per the plan is always great. We may think of freedom and openness. If we have such some order or setting, we can make them to work and thing will get done easily and we can direct the life in such way more simplified easy going. There should have a few annual goal, some half yearly goals, and appropriate monthly or short term goals. These yearly goals can be achieved by completing the small terms plans and if we work out properly and plan with a broad criteria, it will be easy. I am not thinking on a governmental way of plans. It should fit in our own matters. Especially, financial side, things to be done in one year time, how to manage the funds, if married, or to be married, the plans, how to implement, what all the sources to be used, best time to start and stop, how good it can be implemented, etc. Vision also important. We should have a clear idea of what to do. Make the necessary arrangements for it. It can be done to everyone. For students, house wives, officer staff, professionals, all individuals who has a clear vision and scope, as per their own convenience. In my resolution, the first one is cut short of expenses. All extra vegans and unwanted expenses have been abandoned. Divert the fund and money in a small savings and all excess money can be saved. Now we are in a high level competition and we really required hard cash at hand. Once we are sufficient with our expenses, do not go for any additional or unwanted shopping, purchases, trips, parties, movies, which are highly expensive. This long visions and concentrate on more specified areas and all junk should be throw out and can live a clear agenda and move accordingly. I think if we have a good outlook and clear mind on our vision, we can easily achieve it. I have decided and planned everything. No need to wait for a better time and all, after all it is for our own good only, and not for anyone elses. Thank-s
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
5 Jan 11
Hello Thanks, Happy New Year to you. Thank you very much for the detailed reply. I really appreciate your targets in life and I wish all the best to achieve all those. Yes, I agree, now everything is very costly and cutting short the luxuries can only reduce the cost of living. Once again thanks and have a great time.
• India
6 Jan 11
Hi Sree, Good morning. Thanks for your response. I hope if we can manage with a proper planning and implement it by 50%, at least, we can be successful. Hope you also planning for a good target in life and go ahead to acheive it. Best regards, Thank-s
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Of course thank-s, let me try. Thank you so much for your nice wishes.
@derek_a (10894)
4 Jan 11
No, I don't think it is necessary, and certainly not compulsory to make a resolution in the New Year. I certainly have not made one, but I have an intent to get more organised with my work, but that's it. I will maintain that, but I don't consider it a resolution, it is a decision that just happened to come as the New Year did. _Derek
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
4 Jan 11
Hello derek, Happy New Year to you. That is really great, to become more organized with work, something better than making some resolutions. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful year.
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@derek_a (10894)
4 Jan 11
Oh Yes... I forgot! Happy New Year to you. May 2011 be a great year for you. _Derek
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
5 Jan 11
Thank you so much for your warm wishes and accepting my FR.
@akp100 (13557)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hi Sreekala I have make a resolution too but its not on new year. I have made it before than that. And I guess I should have complete it before taking other. So no new one on this new year. I am trying to complete my first one.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
4 Jan 11
Hello Anand, Happy New Year to you. You are changing your profile picture more often and all are very attractive. (here what you are trying to do... painting???????) That is really a nice attitude and I am glad to know that you are making all the targets. It is good to finish the first one then make the next. Good luck to you anand. Have a great time.
@akp100 (13557)
• India
4 Jan 11
Thanks Sreekala And yes Happy New Year you too.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
5 Jan 11
Oh you back to the old avatar.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
3 Jan 11
Hi sweetie. Nope. What's the use of having resolutions? Most break them. I just take each day and year as it comes. Can't argue with life. TATA.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
4 Jan 11
Hi saphy, Happy New Year to you. I know you are a different person. Have a lovely year.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
4 Jan 11
Oh, now i am different??? Happy new year sweetie.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
5 Jan 11
Different in a nice way
@thesids (22220)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Jan 11
Hi Sree, Happy 2011. For me, I do not have any "new year" resolutions. I believe in living one moment at one go. Blame it to my illness or my way of thinking but this is what I am. I was, when at college, into resolutions at the start of the new year... buying a new year dairy, writing out those and then over the days... watch all of those promises and resolutions go unfulfilled and the last days of December I would end up OMG I did nothing that I planned Now, it is different. I have just one goal - spread love and bring smiles on at least one face per day. Short, simple and a goal I really wish to achieve. Just because I found happiness and satisfaction in getting this or even trying to get this done. Cheers, theSids.
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Hello Sid, Happy 2011 to you as well. I really appreciate your goal and it surprises me. How many people are thinking the way you think? We all are in the run for achieving something but many of us are getting failures and keep on worrying about the same. I wish you all luck for your wonderful goal. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a peaceful time.
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@thesids (22220)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Jan 11
I do not have a control over others so cannot comment for them but I can for me. I have found this way the best I can give to the world around me and I hope I would give it the best I can
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
3 Jan 11
Yes I agree Sid, we can control ourselves only.
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@SViswan (12065)
• India
13 Jan 11
It's not compulsory and I don't make new year resolutions. The last one I made was probably when I was a teenager. I prefer to think of every day as a new year...lol...and make my resolutions as and when necessary! But it's all in my head and I don't tell anyone or write it down somewhere.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
19 Jan 11
Hello SV, I don’t believe on theory but I like those who can make the resolutions in practice. There is no need to write down your promises or tell the same to anybody but implementing the same is important. I too never made resolution for the sake of a resolution. (lol) Thank you so much dear.
@Memnon (2172)
9 Jan 11
I have enough to deal with already without further adding a resolution to my 'to do ' list. So I never bother making New Year resolutions; especially as chances are I will only end up breaking them.
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
10 Jan 11
Hello Memnon, Happy New Year to you. You want to do many things without making a ‘resolution’. I think that is enough, to concentrate your goals without thinking a ‘resolution’. Thanks for sharing and have a nice time.
@sameer786 (832)
6 Jan 11
It is good to make resolution in new year but it is not compulsary, i think we make resoultions without waiting new year, our new year will starts when we fulfill our resolutions so it is no need to wait a year to make resolutions.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hello sameer, Happy New Year to you. Yes, it is good to make a resolution if you can work on the same and fulfill it. We can make any promises to achieve some goals in our life. By the way, have you made any resolution? Thank you so much for your reply. Have a lovely year.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
5 Jan 11
I do not make any resolution at any time. The situation, circumstances and moods will direct our acts and resolution hardly stands firm on those occasions. If people are able to take resolution and follow it later, it is well and good.
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hello Buchi, I agree with you, it may become false promises if the situation is not suitable. Thank you much dear. Have a lovely year.
@SHAMRACK (8586)
• India
5 Jan 11
Dear friend, I do hope it is easy to take Resolutions but to fullfill it what is really wanted. I never had any resolutions in any of the new year. May be I will try to do something good without taking resolutions. To take resolution is matter of few works or lots of words. But to make it success is what I feel really worthy.
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@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hello Sham, Well said. I do believe the hard works, not on false promises. Thank you very much for your reply. Have a lovely year.
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
I think it's not compulsory; but if ever you have well for sure you'll be motivated. You are eager to focus on a certain goal to achieve it. Belated Happy New Year.
@Sreekala (32814)
• India
6 Jan 11
Hi mercedlegurpa, Happy New Year to you as well. You mean, we can take resolution if we feel that it can motivate us, right. You are absolutely right. Thank you so much for your reply. Have a lovely year.