Writing, Among Other Things

Happy New Year, 2012!

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There were a lot of things that I had planned to do in 2011, but most of them never happened. There was too much to do and it seemed that there was simply not enough time. I guess there never is enough time in our lives to do all the things that we want to do.

But, the funny thing is that when I look back at 2011, I can’t help but wonder: Did I do the best in the time that was available to me?

The answer is a resounding no. I might have been short of time, but there was definitely enough time to do more than I actually did. I hope that doesn’t happen in 2012.

One thing that most of us do on New Year’s Eve is make resolutions for the next year. Even though, many of my friends have given up making resolutions, thinking of them as an exercise in futility, I am not giving up.

So, here is my list of resolutions for 2012:

1. Read more. In 2011, I had set myself the target of reading at least 130 books in the year, but I could not do it. Since reading is something I enjoy, and is also important if one wants to write better, I am going to continue with this resolution. I am going to try and read at least 130 books this year.

2. Write more. Again, in 2011 I had set myself a target of writing for one hour every day. Of course, I failed. This year I want to continue writing more, and, therefore, I have set myself a target of writing at least 1,500 words every day.

3. Exercise. Over the years I have been working out regularly, so working out never featured in my list of resolutions. In 2011, however, I found that I was finding excuses to avoid working out. Therefore, I have decided to add it to my list of resolutions for 2012. I am going to try and take time out for exercising at least three times a week.

4. Balancing the real-virtual life. With social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook becoming an important part of our lives, the line between the real world and the virtual world begins to blur. The solution, I believe, does not lie in the complete shunning of either one, but in balancing the two. In 2012, I will try to make a deliberate effort to ensure that my online life does not affect my real life, and vice versa.

5. Killing procrastination. Procrastination is one of my biggest sins, and in 2012, I am going to kill it once and for all. This one I think is going to be a hard one to nail, but I think it is doable.

I guess this is about it. There are a few other minor resolutions that I don’t want to bore you with. What have you resolved for 2012?

Oh, and before I end this post, here is me wishing you a Very Happy 2012!

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  1. Great post on your 2012 goals. I the way you opened the post up by talking about not thinking you had enough time throughout the year to accomplish this things you wanted however looking back now you realise that you had the time but you just didn’t spend it wisely enough…

    Time once spent has gone forever.

    My first blog post for 2012 was about why I think Resolutions just don’t cut it.. check it out:


  2. I hope and wish you do your best in the year 2012 on whatever you’ve resolved. And i wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2012.

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