My Wish List and Resolutions

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Season's Greetings

I needed to write this post to share my wish list and resolutions with everyone, as that is one way of conveying my feelings and reaffirming that I follow these resolutions!

My parents, and probably yours too, would always ask for my wish list and resolutions for Christmas and New Year, by asking me, “So, have you made your wish list, and what resolutions have you made for the coming year?”

My wish list and resolutions were never ending, and even though I never got all that I wished for, I remain grateful as it kept me wishing and dreaming harder to achieve those wishes and goals.

Singing carols, decorating the Christmas tree, hanging Mistletoe and wreaths, waiting for Santa Claus, exchanging gifts and cards; Christmas traditions surely do define the holiday experience.

With the festive season in full swing, we all have our holiday shopping and wrapping, gatherings, parties, dinners, outings, and our busy schedule on top of that to take care of. It does get a bit hectic at times.

The holidays are meant to be a time to be happy that we should share with our family and friends, where we give thanks for all we have, and wish each other well.

So here is my wish list that I wish for you, all my friends, and family-

“My wish isn’t to mean everything to everyone but something to someone.”

  • I wish that may all your dreams come true and you find what you are looking for in the coming year.
  • I wish you find joy, happiness, peace, contentment, patience, optimism, and love in your lives.
  • I wish for healthy friends and family.
  • I wish for new opportunities and relationships for my family, friends, and myself.
  • I wish that you let-go of your worries, fears, troubles, problems, and heartaches to embrace self-confidence and love into your life.
  • I wish that you live life to the fullest, taking each day as it comes, taking it as it were the last.
  • I wish you learn to believe in who and what you are, believe in yourself, as much as I do.

 “Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge; wish for more wisdom.” ~ Jim Rohn

These are my wishes for you for the coming year, and I hope and pray to the Almighty that they are fulfilled.

Coming to resolutions, they are made to be followed and express your deepest desire to accomplish something new and great in life. When you make resolutions, you are motivated to do something you have never done before.

Most people make resolutions to exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking and drinking, get a medical checkup done, or achieving unattainable goals, which they invariably give up as soon the first month starts! We fail when it comes to sticking to resolutions, so much so that most people swear never to make resolutions again!

So, I don’t want to make resolutions that I cannot keep, or try and aim for the sky! Instead, I plan making small resolutions by taking baby steps to accomplish them, which I know I will aim for and achieve before the next New Year.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

1- Spending more time with my family and friends

I guess most of us feel that we are spending less time with our families and friends, due to our never-ending tasks. I have been getting too involved with my blogs, clients, and other writing work, which has made me neglect my family and friends a great deal. I resolve to spend more time with them from the coming year.

2- Learning the art of time-management

Time-management is a major issue with most people, and no matter how hard we try, we do get caught up somewhere or the other. I need to juggle between my family and work for which I need to excel in the art of managing my time more efficiently. While I do try and manage to the best of my abilities, I think I can do better.

3- Making a plan easy to implement

We tend to work randomly or without planning anything in advance, which may lead us to work in a haphazard or disorganized manner. I resolve to be more decisive and organized by planning things well in advance, ensuring that they are achievable.

4- Lessening the time on social media

Most of us tend to overspend time on social media, which hinders our family and work causing family problems. I need to devote more time on my work and lesson the time spent on social networking sites, something I have been wanting to do but not got down to it yet. But that doesn’t mean neglecting my friends!

5- Completing my pending tasks

We all have a never ending to-do list that we try hard to accomplish, but due to various other reasons are not able to and keep procrastinating things. I resolve to complete all my pending tasks like completing my website and shifting my writing blog onto WordPress within the next year.

6- Enjoy life

Dance, sing, music, draw, paint, make merry, have fun, picnics, movies, outings, shopping and the never ending list of activities are all the things most of us love to do. But we get caught up with other tasks and commitments that stop us from enjoying these small moments of life. I resolve to take out some time to enjoy myself, alongside doing my work.

7- Learning to let-go, forgive, and forget

We all do have our ups and downs in life, but we need to let-go of the petty things that bring us down. We need to forgive and forget, no matter how hard it gets at times, and learn to move on in life. I resolve to not take things to heart, and become better by letting-go of things more easily.

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things.”  ~John Burroughs

8- Accept and adjust

Sometimes it does get tough to accept and adjust to some things around us. If we want things to work, we need to accept them in the present state – as they are, and adjust to those surroundings. I resolve to accept and adjust better to people and surroundings.

9- Spread and share more love

We need to take out the time to spread and share the love and feelings with our near and dear ones. Most of us get so involved into our own lives and work that we often tend to forget about the feelings and love of others, which is the very basic necessity of life. I resolve to make more time for my husband, kids, parents, and family.

“Precious beyond price are good resolutions. Valuable beyond price are good feelings.” ~ H. R. Haweis

10- Taking out time for myself and become a better me!

Being a freelance writer is not easy. In-fact if you are a writer, managing your own business, working from home or your work place, blogger, entrepreneur, or simply working- where do you have the time for your own self? I guess I need to resolve to spend some quality time each day with and for my own self, and become a better person!

If you are a freelance writer like me, you may like to check out my last years post on 10 New Year resolutions for freelance writer’s that is ever-green!

So, that was my wish list and resolutions for the coming year. I would be trying my best to achieve my resolutions with an aim to bring about a better change in my life. Now that it’s out in the open, I know I will be determined and try my very best.

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius

May the spirit of this holiday season fill your heart with love, peace, and serenity. Wishing each one of you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You’ll look ten years younger. Don’t be afraid to say, ‘I love you’. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.” ~ Ann Landers.

What is your wish list and resolutions, if you have made any? How do you plan accomplishing your resolutions? Do share in the comments below.


Due to the holiday season, there would be no more posts on the blog till the first week of January. As my father would be visiting us I would be on vacation and spending time with him and my family. So, we meet in the next year now, though I will be replying to comments and would be present on the social medias off and on!



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  1. Queen

    2012-04-27 at 10:19 pm

    Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    • Harleena Singh

      2012-04-28 at 2:44 pm

      Glad that you liked the post Queen!

      Nice that the content of the post reminded you of your room mate. Surely, do forward it to him if you feel it’s something that he’d appreciate. I just thought of compiling my wish list and resolutions for the year, because once they are written we become countable and try our best to achieve those goals – isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. ntathu allen

    2012-01-31 at 1:51 am

    Thanks for sharing Harleena!

    Yes, I can identify with your desires to spend more time with family and lessen the time spent on social media and other work related activities when children are around — its an ongoing issue..all boils down to what is important and how we balance them..easier said than done…

    • Harleena Singh

      2012-01-31 at 2:07 pm

      Glad you could resonate with the post Ntathu!

      Yes indeed, there have been certain resolutions I have made to myself, and keeping my family right on top is one of them. And of course, that can only happen when I keep my time limited on the social media and chalk out the time spent on writing and other activities.

      It is easier said than done, but if you know and recognize your priorities and are able to learn the art of time-management- everything IS possible. I have already started practicing it- so I know its working for me, and if it works for me, it can work for anyone:)

      Thanks for stopping-by. 🙂

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