2019 is almost here with new hopes and spirits, and new resolutions. It is quite delightful how the advent of a new year fills us with joy and positivity backed up with the zeal to work hard for bettering our lives. This is where the point comes when we need to work on ourselves, making us a better person in order to make everything else better.
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This article will be a small guide to some of the major changes and resolutions we need to make this new year’s eve in order to help others as well as ourselves.
1. Accept Yourself as well as Others
Enough incidents in 2018 showcased that people need to be confident about who they are and learn to love themselves before anyone else. Whether you are fat, skinny, dark, pale, tall, short or anything you think you consider as a flaw, learn to accept yourself with all the love you have in you. This new year’s eve resolution will be an inspiration for others to accept their individuality with much grace and appreciation. The next part of this process is accepting others who are different from you by respecting their differences and giving yourself the opportunity to understand people first before judging them.
2. Say Yes to Consent
Given the fact that people everywhere are facing questions regarding rape, marital rape, sexual harassment, it’s high time we understand consent. You have your needs and preferences, and you have every right to fulfil your desires but not at the cost of forcing someone else into it. Every action that requires the participation of others, there is a requirement of consent. The will matters the most. Similarly, if you are in a situation where you are made to do something against your will or ethics, you have every right to say NO. So on this new year’s eve, have consensual fun!
3. Eco Friendly Measures
With the rampant increase in urbanization, our environment is suffering enormously. So there is a requirement for every individual to participate in making this planet a better place. This starts in your home where can make a small garden. Other than that, giving plants as gifts can also include other people into this process. Learning to reuse plastics and recycling those can also help. Keeping the streets clean and depending on eco friendly products or using environment friendly transport are some small but significant ways to make this planet safe.
4. Spread Kindness
Kindness can be interpreted in many ways. You can be kind to street animals by feeding them or you can be kind to orphaned kids by adopting them as one of your own. You can also be kind to the poor people by distributing your clothes to them or you can be kind to your grandparents by spending more time with them. Just make sure whenever you are upset, you feel like you have been let down, don’t pass on your negativity to other people by means of aggression, misbehaviour or rudeness. Learn that even if everything is wrong with the world, you won’t team up with the wrong people rather you will be make the hard part right by being kind.
5. Start Living Now
No matter where you are, you need to understand this is the time when you can do all you want to do. Start working on your dreams and make sure you live a great story so that years from now, you don’t live with the regret that you should have done something earlier. Making mistakes are natural but anticipating before trying is worse. This is why you need a life which you need to live on your own terms. So, make the most of it.
Don’t wait for 2019 to surprise you. Be the surprise yourself and make the most of it this year. Don’t give up on good things so easily. Let the world experience what a beautiful person you are. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and an even better 2019!
By Arkamita Ghosh