OK, quite late for new year resolutions, here is the list of things I hope to tick by the end of this year. I am glad many things went right with the previous year's resolutions. :)
Health Care and Fitness: Prime importance! Leads way to a healthy mind and positive thoughts. 20 minutes of vigorous exercise should make way into the busy routine. Take great care of eyes, CVS or computer vision syndrome is creeping into a lot of individuals. Blink eyes consciously and splash fresh water into eyes frequently. Last year's health resolution went very well, minus a little period of extreme stress, that I was able to recover pretty soon.
Explore Pakistan: Our country is amazing! Last year went very well when it comes to explore new places. I got a chance to visit beautiful Karachi Port, interior Sind, Balochi coastline, Potohar plateau, fresh water springs, clear water bodies and green mountains, although snow covered peeks still remain a childhood fascination. This year too, plan short visits, meet new people, explore and feel proud to be a part of one of the most hospitable nations of the world. Try capturing the essence of places either in photographs or in words. Appreciate what you have. Life is short, remember, we are running out of time. This year, try to overcome the self created barriers.
Plant a Tree and Use Recycled Paper: Since its February 2014, I have already planted a tree, citrus this time :) its gaining strength and it gives me satisfaction. So this resolution is half done already. When it comes to the use of paper, I am glad to be surrounded by people who print on both sides of paper, make reminder chits out of flyers and waste paper. So yes, continue the good habit and make at least one person realize the importance of paper and strive to go paper free.
Support a Student: I believe, most of my readers are truly blessed individuals, and with a little effort can support a student. Either pay their expenses in full or some fraction, or dedicate some time to help in their education. Education can either be formal or informal. Pass on what you know, or it might become useless when dust meets dust.
Read one Book per Month: Last year it was just 4 books to add to my list, this year I've already finished 2! So a good going. I hope to make it 12 books this year, either related to my subject or on a general topic.
Focus! this year focus on becoming a better individual before being a professional. A good person naturally becomes a good professional. Be open to learning. We don't know it all. There is always a first time for every lesson. Learn, unlearn, relearn. The feeling of being a beginner is precious!