A new year, a new beginning, and a new set of impulsive, unrealistic resolutions are written down.
Perhaps some of the items on our list are the same ones from last year, and the year before, and so on. Many of us create a fast and furious list of idealistic fitness, financial, and personal goals that we abandon remorsefully just a few weeks later. Have you ever tracked your past list of stringent declarations? “From now on I will stop smoking!” or “I will exercise daily and lose 10 lbs.” or “I will stop buying clothes and clear all my debt!” How many times have you declared similar plans of action and failed?
The first day of January does not have to be our day of resolution and evolution. But we are only in control of ourselves, our beliefs, our habits and our perceptions. The seasons in our lives are based on our own individual journey. We have our natural rhythms and we have our own personal new year.
Has your life really changed from December 31st to January 1st? Is it any different from any other day? Every new day brings us renewed hope, revitalized energy, rejuvenated bodies, new blessings, fresh challenges, and inspirational gifts. Most of us, often willfully dive into a new project or behavior without understanding what is truly involved.
To be successful, we must be committed to our strategy with taut determination. The word resolution is derived from the Latin verb, solvere, which mean to dissolve, to loosen, and to break down. In other words in the act of resolution, we are focusing our energies to simplify, and to distill the complexities of our life into smaller manageable pieces. Real change is about fostering a new set of behaviors by understanding what has worked in the past versus what hasn’t. We become aware of the habits and lifestyle choices that take up most of daily energies.
Is your time and attention being misused currently? How can you free yourself from unhealthy foods, destructive people, disempowering habits, and pointless amusements and indulgences? Only with this information in hand can we make the appropriate modifications. The New Year’s resolutions are illusionary if we are not willing to genuinely commit to them through discipline, determination, adaptability, compassion and dedicated actions.
Why do we wait an entire year to check in to decide what have we accomplished? What if we created a better system where we look at our accomplishments and failures on a monthly basis or even look at how we progressed on a weekly basis? This may give us an opportunity to react and create our lives in more influential and proactive way. Why wait to resolve our eating habits, set your career goals, manage your debts, or create a new lifestyle.
Let this be a different year with a renewed outlook on life. Let your New year’s resolution be – “No more New year’s resolutions!” Close your journals that are filled with quick thoughtless resolutions. Sit down and contemplate what you truly want in your life. Analyze what is working in your life and be grateful. Then investigate the aspects of your life that did not work for you? Explore what habits, behaviors, belief systems, and actions that do not work for you anymore. Where did you waste your energetic resources?
Once you have this information, open up that journal again and set your new commitments. Check in your progress monthly or even weekly to make sure you are headed in the right direction. Be kind to yourself as you progress towards your new life by allowing for challenges and mistakes. Celebrate your triumphs! Be adaptable and flexible so that you can modify your steps if necessary. Most importantly have fun!
-Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
-When in doubt, just take the next small step..
-Life is too short – enjoy it..
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
-You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
-When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
-Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
-It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
-Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
-Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
-Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
-Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
-It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
-When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
-Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t
save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
- Over prepare, then go with the flow.
-Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
-No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
-Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will
-Always choose life.
-What other people think of you is none of your business.
-Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
-However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
-Believe in miracles.
-Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
-Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
-Your children get only one childhood.
-All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
-Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
-If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.
-Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.
-The best is yet to come…
- No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
-Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
Resolutions aren’t goals; an important distinction to make. There is what you plan to achieve—and there’s what you do now. If you beat yourself up every day because you haven’t lost 20 pounds yet, you won’t get very far. Not only because this is a tall order and can’t happen right away, but also because in ratcheting up your stress levels, you make it that much harder to achieve.
1. Lighten your load
Carting around a heavy bag or briefcase every day can do a job on your neck, shoulders, and back, plus throw off your spinal alignment. Make some changes to ease up on your body and prevent and address aches and pains.
2. Try a new herbal tea.
While the ritual of brewing and drinking tea alone can soothe the soul, don’t underestimate the power of herbs to relax you.
A fun way to break out of the drudgery of working out is to approach it as a game—and even do the things you did as a kid. You’re more likely to enjoy physical activity, and do more of it.
4. Find out what’s stressing you.
You can’t address what you don’t know. Find out exactly where you fall on the spectrum of stress, and what issues plague you most—and address it.
1.) Practice gratitude. Start and end every day by expressing gratefulness for everything in your live—including and especially for your “have not’s,” for our pain and suffering, and even for your adversaries, for these are our greatest gifts and greatest teachers. “Gratefulness is the highest form of prayer.”
2.) Practice forgiveness. This is one of the most overlooked, underutilized, and yet most powerful tools that exists for creating happiness in life. Equally as important as forgiving others is the need to forgive oneself.
3.) Develop detachment. We come into this world with nothing, and we leave with nothing (except the evolution of consciousness), so why be so attached—and ultimately miserable because of it—to all these illusory and ephemeral objects and attainments which amount to less than one blink of your soul’s eternal eye?
4.) Surrender control. The fear-based need to control others, control one’s own life, and control one’s circumstances always and only brings pain and suffering, in addition to being completely futile in the first place. You cannot push a river.
5.) Become more tolerant and accepting. We are all unique. Like snowflakes, no two humans are alike—not even identical twins. Yet we were all created as equal, and we all have certain rights and freedoms. As you allow others to express themselves as you would want that same freedom granted to you, you will find happiness growing inside yourself.
6.) Become more honest and accountable. When people stop deceiving themselves and others, when they stop living in denial and avoidance, and when they take ownership of their words, feelings, and choices, a freedom comes from this, which breeds happiness.
7.) Make time to laugh and to cry. These are two of the most powerful, healing, and liberating things you can do for yourself. Crying is anything but weak (as society purports). All crying is healing, and it alchemically eases our burdens. And laughter reconnects us to the joy that is our nature. Take time—and make time—to do plenty of both!
8.) Find Support. It is important to surround yourself and associate with those who share and support your beliefs, dreams, and visions. This will help you feel sourced, inspired, and will create a sense of belonging.
9.) Help others. Doing altruistic things, such as volunteering or helping others in selfless service brings happiness to us. It makes us feel that we are needed, we are contributing, and we are making the world a better place.
10.) Bless everyone and everything all the time. Believe it or not, the simple act of blessing everyone and truly being happy for their wins and successes brings untold blessings and happiness into your own life.
Whitening of Teeth:
• Teeth become yellow over time
• The condition can affect one's self esteem and confidence
• Consuming tea or coffee
• Excessive smoking
• Neglecting oral hygiene
Natural home remedy using basil leaves and orange peels:
1. Take 6-7 crushed basil leaves
2. Add 2 tsp of dried orange peel powder
3. Mix well and make a paste
4. Apply on teeth
5. Leave it for 15 min
6. Wash off with water
Natural home remedy using baking soda:
1. Mix baking soda with water to make paste
2. Apply this paste on the teeth
3. Leave it for 3 min
4. Gargle with water
5. Do this every night at bedtime
Natural home remedy using strawberries:
1. Crush a few strawberries to make paste
2. Apply this paste on your teeth
Natural home remedy using lemon juice:
1. Remove some lemon juice
2. Apply this juice on your teeth
• Always rinse teeth after drinking tea or coffee
• Asthma is a condition in which the air passages in the lungs suddenly contract
• This reduces amount of air that can pass, making breathing difficult
Symptoms to look for:
• Pressure in the chest
• Allergic asthma is a result of body's reaction to allergens like
• Causes of Non allergic asthma
o Excessive consumption of processed food
o High salt intake
o Low intake of omega 3 fatty acids and anti oxidants
o Genetic factors
Natural home remedy using honey:
1. Fill a saucer with honey
2. Hold it beneath the nose and inhale
3. This helps to ease the breathing
Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds, ginger and honey:
1. Take 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds
2. Mix in 1 L of water
3. Let it simmer for 30 min
4. Strain the liquid
5. Crush ginger to make 2 tsp of ginger paste
6. Press the paste on a sieve and extract juice
7. Add ginger juice to the strained liquid
8. Add 1 tsp of honey
9. Mix well
10. Drink 1 glass of the mixture every morning
Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry powder and honey:
1. Take 2 tsp of Indian gooseberry powder
2. You may de-seed and crush 1 Indian gooseberry and use it in place of the powder
3. Mix 1 tsp of honey
4. Have this once every morning
• Breathe in clean air
• Wear a cloth mask
• Stay away from identified allergens
• Avoid pets which have feathers or fur