Resolute about keeping the pledge this year round

New Year is just two days away and city will soon indulge in revellery and gaiety to bid adieu to 2014 and welcome 2015 with a bang.

But something else, which has become a vital part of new beginnings in the new year seems to be losing its importance because of flimsy fortitude.

You guessed it! The New Year resolution that we religiously take to cut down on bad habits and become a better person, is fast losing its significance as most of us are unable to keep the pledge.

Often, unrealistic resolutions and radical decisions are some of the reasons why a great idea, of bringing a change in the year ahead, falls flat.

Metrolife asked the youth about their New Year resolutions, this is what they had
to say:

“I think I have never ever held on to my New Year resolutions. However, this year I have kept it low key and I will try to cut down the amount of junk food I have weekly, next year. I wish to take care of my body more because in 2014 I learnt that it could cost me my life. I was hospitalised for eating too much of oily, junk food,” says Aditi, a management professional.

The resolutions are going on to a whole new level with the youth charged up by social activism have come up with ‘real time decisions’ to bring a change in themselves as well as the society.

“I am very much moved by the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ and my resolution would be to keep the city clean as much as possible on my part” says Dipika Pushkar, a final year graduation student.

“I think it depends upon the resolve of an individual, that can help them keep their resolution and also the type of the resolution they are taking up. I know people who took a pledge they could never fulfil as they were bizarre and impossible to do in a year,” she explains.

Priyankar Jain, a first year Delhi University student believes in trying to “change myself and contributing to the society”. He says “Since New Year resolutions are about improving one’s personality; I think I would try to spend much time in social activities and development of backward children living in slums by being a part of an NGO or any other developmental group and, keep contributing to the society with my efforts. Although, being committed to your resolutions is a tough job, I would reward myself in order to maintain a track to fulfil my aspirations”

It might be a tough job to follow through what one has resolved to do, but if followed with passion and grit it can do wonders for one’s personality. If the resolutions are taken in favour, not just at individual but also at a societal level, then it might contribute usefully to the social milieu too.

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