New Year Resolutions the 2016 Edition

By Mridula Dwivedi January 1, 2016 43 Comments ,

I was looking for the resolutions I made in 2015 and then I found I made none! So the good news is that I don’t need to reevaluate how I fared! But I feel slightly puzzled, I thought I did put up some resolutions for 2015 too. That should give you a clue about me and resolutions? But here I go with new year resolutions the 2016 edition. AndΒ I am going to keep it very simple this year.

Health and Fitness

This one is pretty obvious, I believe. No health, no wealth, no fun! Being mindful about it is the best thing I can do in 2016.

Travel and Blogging

For someone like me this is also pretty obvious. Travel is that one thing, it is my thing. And if I am not bored of blogging after 10 years, I guess, that is my thing too. They go hand in hand.

I need to be more focused though. Earlier I had a full time job, blogging is work now. The good news, it doesn’t feel like work at all. The bad news, my job paid me much more than my blog. I hope I will find Β a way to balance the two in 2016.

Environmentally Conscious Β 

I love nature. I am in love with the hills, I enjoy being on a beach. When I wrote a post on the world environment day, I said I would cut down on my use of bath tubs, which I did. I have started carrying an empty water bottle to the airports. Most airports have water fountains. Security has no problem with an empty water bottle. And I use less of bottled water. But I want to get more involved in 2016.

Having Fun

I guess in my entire life, having fun was never really high on my agenda. I have often said to my family members that but for my blog, I never really got out and had fun. I did a Ph.D., had a regular career, slogged like anything. All this while, at least for the last ten years, I was managing a blog side by side! And then surprised myself by quitting my job. Now that I have done it and I am not getting any younger, I say it is high time I start having some fun.

ReevaluateΒ 

I hope in 2016 I will reevaluate my options, do I want to go back to work? But then I am going to take it really easy, I am in no hurry to entertain these thoughts, I have barely quit!

And Above All Eating More Desserts

For me food is synonymous with desserts. While I promise I would not go on a binge, I plan to eat more desserts in 2016 and feel less guilty about them.

But above all, I want to travel more in 2016! My we all travel more in the new year!

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43 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions the 2016 Edition”

  1. Graet Resolutions Mridula . Saving water one is inspiring and so is the fitness one πŸ™‚
    Eating more desserts sounds the best one though πŸ˜›
    Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  2. I think you are very much like me as long as taste & preference are concerned including desserts. πŸ˜›

    Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year. May we all travel more in 2016!

  3. Mridula – very simple and interesting resolutions. Just surprised that Travel and Blogging is second to Health and Fitness πŸ™‚
    Also, good to see that you have included “being environmentally conscious” as one. It is so easy to get used to all the luxury that we forget that we owe the environment a little more thought. While most of us do get a little extra cautious when we travel, there are a lot of ways we can be environment friendly in our day-to-day work as well. One of the things I have started doing is avoiding bottled water (at restaurants and social gatherings). Also, walking to the neighborhood store rather than a quick ride is a great way to be more responsible towards our health and environment.

    I am very happy to read that “Eating more desserts” made it to the list too. We always underestimate desserts πŸ˜€

    Happy new year and good luck with the resolutions!

    1. Happy New Year Pradeep. I put health first because illness is really painful whether it is a family member or me. If I am healthy I can travel in peace!

      I anyway hate to drive, and love walking, after I quit my job, my car has been neglected like anything.

      And for me dessert is the best part of a meal πŸ˜€ So that is not surprising.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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