Friday, September 25, 2009

How does relationship blooms between married couples?

Well, it seems to be an interesting topic for most of couples, and especially, when both the partners are working. And, when I am talking about relationship between a man and woman, it could be anything but now I am just talking about one thing and i.e. Marriage. Marriage, as is defined by, “is a social union or legal contract between individuals that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged by a variety of ways, depending on the culture or demographic.” It is very important to build a relationship after marriage, and allow it to grow as time progresses. Well, the basis of most of relationships, post-marriage consists of three crucial things. These include: “Trust”, “Respect”, and “Love”. We all know this as we all have most of the books before tying the knot but we often tend to forget these basics after we marry someone. It is very important to keep reminding ourselves of these basics from time to time because this builds upon the relationship. It is also very important to have a constant interaction with each other. This helps in knowing each other the better, and thus helps build a strong relationship. Another important thing is to never take your partner for granted. There might be situations when we might think of our partners as a permanent fixture. In addition, watch out for the tone you use while communicating with your partner. You might be stressed out and tired from work or your boss might have spoken in a harsh manner or your team has really messed up with the work. So, it’s quite natural as a human being to take out your stress. But, your partner is not aware if your stress. Instead, it is always recommend to keep a calm mind and speak about your stress with your partner. Remember, your partner can be your best friend only if you make the best effort. Also, it is very important to have thoughtfulness among your partners. It is very important that you continue to make surprises by sending cards or buying flowers for your partner or doing things that your partner likes as you have been doing it while you dated or within few months of marriage. There can be small surprises but these can help you have a great relationship with your partner. It is also very important to understand the feelings of each other to have the relationship going. Also, critical is to be supportive towards your partner i.e. to support in any case even if your partner is wrong have committed a mistake. We all are human beings, and we are bound to make mistakes. As it said, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.

Marriage is something that is never tangible. Any difference among the partners can weaken the relationship among each other, and may have serious aftermaths. So, in the end, I would like to remind you of the three crucial things once again that I spoke earlier:

TRUST your partner

RESPECT your partner's feelings

LOVE thy your partner (and this doesn't really mean to have a sexual relationship.)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Education system is improving..

Recently, Indian government approved the grading system for CBSE schools, which was really nice to know. It shows that finally the government has decided to improve the education system. This may be the first step towards the improvement, though but still it really provides us an opportunity to applaud the efforts of the government. Now, atleast, the students do not have too much of competition in their minds. The Government is trying to follow the US Education system by bringing in the grading system into place. This will generate a sense of involvement among the child as the children will now have to be upbeat throughout the year as they will be assessed accordingly. There is still a lot that needs to be done to improve upon the education system, which has been followed by an age-old philosophy. Times are changing and so should the education system also. It will require deep thinking and thorough planning. Someone needs to start somewhere. Like, there should also be a concept of "Tutor" or "Help Required" introduced if a child fails make adequate yearly progress. It is generally a trend that teachers may pay attention to a group of students who are consistently doing well in order to maintain the reputation of the school. This should not be the case as all the children have an equal amount of knowledge. Each of them is well-equipped with their own abilities. The concept of Tutor should be made mandatory by the Indian Government so that no student is left behind.

Still, I feel that its a good start for a new beginning into the education system in India. The road ahead is tough and has a lot of barriers. There are vast opportunities in this world, and the students should be made equipped to face the tough challenges.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last night, I was listening to a wonderful Hindi song called "Woh Kaagaz ki kashti" sung by Jagjeet Singh. It really touched my heart as the words brought back my childhood memories, and got myself to shed tears as well and as the song progressed, the memories got even stronger. I felt how wonderful was the childhood, free from any worries and tensions. Today, while we are working 24X5 to earn a livelihood for ourselves and our family, we have forgotten the meaning the life. We have forgotten what life is all about. We are so much engrossed in work that we just don't find time to play around and have fun. By fun, we just tend to plan a vacation on a weekend but then we again come back on Monday for work and get tied up so much in work that we forget we have a family who wants our time and not money. Agreed, Money plays an important part in today's world and that too in times of recession as they said earlier that we don't earn to live rather we live to earn. So, don't make it a reverse i.e. don't earn to live...

Here are the lyrics from the wonderful song:

ye daulat bhii le lo, ye shoharat bhii le lo
bhale chhiin lo mujhase merii javaanii
magar mujhako lautaa do bachapan kaa saavan
vo kaagaz kii kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

muhalle kii sabase nishaanii puraanii
vo budhiyaa jise bachche kahate the naanii
vo naanii kii baaton mein pariyon kaa deraa
vo chahare kii jhuriryon mein sadiyon kaa pheraa
bhulaae nahiin bhuul sakataa hai koi
vo chhotii sii raaten vo lambii kahaanii

kadii dhuup mein apane ghar se nikalanaa
vo chidiyaa vo bulabul vo titalii pakadanaa
vo gudiyaa kii shaadii mein ladanaa jhagadanaa
vo jhuulon se giranaa vo gir ke sambhalanaa
vo piital ke chhallon ke pyaare se tohafe
vo tuutii hui chuudiyon kii nishaanii

kabhii ret ke unche tiilon pe jaanaa
gharaunde banaanaa banaake mitaanaa
vo maasuum chahat kii tasviir apanii
vo kvaabon khilaunon kii jaagiir apanii
na duniyaa kaa gam thaa na rishton ke bandhan
badii khuubasuurat thii vo zindagaanii

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Travelogue - Trip to Nainital
It was 7 AM in the morning when we set off from Rampur to our journey to Nainital. We had hired a taxi for this purpose. Though, there are several mode of transport available to travel to Nainital but I preferred a Taxi against other cheapest options. For more information on the mode of transport, just click here. Well, we took the route of Rampur - Bilaspur - Rudrapur - Haldwani - Kathgodam - Nainital, and we stopped at Haldwani for a small break. Then, we continued our journey to Nainital, and we found some mist and clouds en-route to the hills of Nainital.

At 11: 00 AM, we entered into Nainital, and had a glimpse of Naini lake which looked exceptionally good. The people over here are very friendly, and we didn’t find tough to get ourselves a hotel. Since, we hadn’t done an Advance booking, so we decided to explore on our own. There are a lot of hotel options available in the Mall road just facing the lake. You can choose from a list of hotels from 2-star to 3-star such as Hotel Alka, Hotel Everlyn, Hotel Prashant, Hotel Classic – the mall, etc. We explored a lot because we were looking for room that will give us a view of the lake. So we decided to go for Hotel Prashant. The hotel was good and so was its staff as it was pretty friendly. In fact, they provided us with the Cab facility to pick and drop to the mall road. Though, later I realized that it was a bit high priced as I would have got much better hotel with the same price. But, otherwise, the hotel was not a bad option if you are looking to stay for a night or so. We checked into the hotel at 12:45 PM, and changed our clothes to get ready for sight seeing. We decided to go for sight seeing, and have our lunch on the way itself. They are plenty of options available for you to do the sight seeing. In fact, if you are going on a off season, then you do not need to worry on finding a tourist guide. Instead, they will find you at once, and it’s easier to bargain in an off-season. You can get a package of 7 points at a price of Rs 350-400 or even less if you know how to bargain. So, we started our sight-seeing at 2 PM (we had fixed a time from the tourist guide earlier to come at 2 PM itself.) and we began from the Eco Cave Gardens, are natural caves which have been slightly modified to allow for convenient human inspection. In total there are six caves, named after various birds and animals found in the Corbett National Park, which is a part of the Nainital district - for example, one of the caves is named Tiger Cave. It was our bad luck that the caves were closed due to rains. We moved on towards Waterfalls where clicked some snaps of ours and we also had our lunch over there. There are two eating joints over there. But, I suggest you to get yourself something from the Mall road itself as the food in those eating joints is not good at all. Or, it is preferable to have Maggi over there if you are fond of it. Though, they do provide a lot of options from Indian to Chinese to South-Indian but the taste is not that good. Next, we moved towards Lake View point to have a glimpse of the Khurpatal lake. Even here, we had our share of bad luck as the mist came in between, and it wasn’t easy to look at the lake. So, we decided to click some snaps, and move towards the other points, “Suicide point” and “Lover’s Point”. Upon reaching over there, I realized that they are nothing but a waste of money as it was just a huge rock and nothing else. Following is a list of places that will usually come in the package:

Eco Caves: This is a cave garden, which is a latest entrant into the many attractions of Nainital. You can make your visit to Nainital a memorable one with a trip to these gardens wherein you can introduce your child to an eco-friendly life.
  • Suicide point
  • Lover’s Point
  • Waterfalls
  • Lake View point
  • Land's End: (2,1l8 m) 4.08 kms. One can have magnificent view of Khurpatal and the terraced fields on the hill side. Normally, you would require a horse to travel to this destination.
  • Lariakanta : (2, 481 m) 6 kms. This is the second highest peak of Nainital and commands a glorious view of the lake region. Normally, you would require a horse to travel to this destination.
  • Dorothy Seat: (2,292 m) (4 km). This is a memorial to an English lady believed to have been killed in an air crash stands here. The spot commands a partial view of the town and the nearby region. Normally, you would require a horse to travel to this destination.

There are other places as well that you would like to visit such as:

  • Hanuman Garhi: (1, 951 m) 3 km. A popular place for worship in the temple of lord Hanuman and its Sun-set view.
  • Khurpatal: (1,635 m) 5 to 10 kms. This is an angler’s paradise on Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar Road. It is here that the conifers belt merges and gives way to the Sal trees. Fishing permits are available from Deputy Commissioner, Nainital.
  • Kilbury: (2,194 m) 10 kms. A wooded spot, ideal for a quiet and peaceful holidays, which is connected by road.
  • Naini Peak: (2,611 m) (Cheena Peak) 6 kms. Most favoured picnic spot of the town. One can view the distant plains and snow clad Himalayas from the peak. A bird's eye view of the lake is also obtainable from here. One can either trek or go on a horse back upto Naina Peak.
  • Naini Lake: The boat club overlooking the lake offers sailing facilities and also boating. Fishing is allowed with the permission of Executive Officer, Municipal Board, Nainital.
  • Snow-View: (2270 m). 3 km. This is the nearest easily accessible peak on Sher-ka-Danda hill connected by Ropeway. A powerful telescope is fixed here which enables one to view the Himalayan ranges.
  • State Observatory: (1951 m). 4.4 kms. Devoted to astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial and earth satellites.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Many times, I use to think why do people fall in LOVE? What makes them LOVE their counterparts? What is it, actually? Is it a "feeling" or a "characteristic". LOVE as quoted from the dictionary, states that: "Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful". Well, the different dictionaries will give you number of other definitions of this simple yet complex word LOVE. Now, you must be wondering why I am calling it complex. Its complex because it is not easy to understand other's feeling and until and unless you feel from inside, you cant just fall in love like that. LOVE itself can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and so on ranging from generic pleasure to intense one. For instance, it might be that you might love eating a certain dish or you might be in love with your wife or girlfriend. But, once you get married, does it mean that the feeling of LOVE dries down a bit? And, the answer to this is, No. Once you feel that the feeling of LOVE in you is drying, you got to energize yourself. LOVE, after marriage means "Sharing" by sharing, I mean willing to open your and share each other's feelings i.e. pain, joy, success and failure. Love itself means being honest and sharing and losing ones inhibitions and knowing that the person on the other side will never be judgmental. Secondly, LOVE also means to talk. Well, now you must think if I am sharing, Am I not talking. I guess you are right and you get full marks for this. Sharing me ans talking and thats these two hold the key for LOVE as its all about speaking, talking ans sharing your thoughts and feeling with your partner. I have seen may married couple, once they marriage gets older, their conversation gets restricted to credit card bills, monthly allowances, and housekeeping, and so on. This shouldn't happen at all. There should be continuous interaction between you and your partner to keep yourself motivated and energized. Also, thirdly, LOVE is all about spending time with each other. In this times when we are so busy with our own hectic schedules, this might not happen lot of time. But, believe me, just a few minutes spent with your counterpart is extremely critical for an everlasting relationship. Believe me, it means a lot when you spend time together with your partner. It means a lot and especially when one of the partner is not working, this becomes extremely critical. Next, Love means loving one unconditionally without any reason and cherishing each and every moment spent with each other. It means being true to each other, and it also means giving your everything to your partner. Besides this, LOVE also means being friends with each other. Well, this comes before even you start loving your counterpart. It is said that if you cant be friendly to your partner, then the chances are that you might not be in love. So, friendship is "the" starting point for LOVE. Apart from this, LOVE means to look into the same dorection as your partner. Now, this might amuse you as many would disagree with me because its generally said that all people are not same. But, when you are in LOVE, you think in the same direction as your partner. You share the same goals and take the steps in that direction to make them come true.

As George Elliot rightly quoted,

"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories".

Monday, May 04, 2009

Life after marriage...

Its been just a couple of weeks since I have got married but it already seems that it has been a long time since I have got married. Life after marriage seems to be a lot different than before. Its beautiful and at the same time seems ugly sometimes. Life seems to have taken a U-turn post marriage, and you are not willing to take risks once you get married, even if you want to. You seem to be a lot responsible than you were in your bachelor days. Before marriage, your focus is centralised more on yourself but post marriage your focus shifts to your spouse and your family, and especially if you are living in a joint family. You seem to be understanding enough about the needs and desires of your spouse. I have had an advantage because I got pretty decent amount of time (around 6 months) of courtship where I got to understand about the likes and dislikes of my partner. So, if someone gets a long time before marriage, one should make full use of it to understand each and every thing about his/her partner. It is very essential for both man and woman to understand each other post marriage, and make conscious effort to make the marriage a wonderful experience.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mystery of Life...

Today, a strange thing happened while I was waiting to board my bus on my way home to Faridabad. I saw an old man, not so much old though, just had a grayed hair and wore pretty decent clothes so should have been from reputed background. He was distributing few pamphlets to all of us that mentioned the "The Mystery of Life..". Strange it sounded but quite true as it mentioned that a man is nothing but a God's purpose sent on this earth. God has created man for a definite purpose. Many few people realize this, and those who do so, we call them as messiah or messengers of God. Its a fact that all of us have a God inside us, and its only about believing in ourselves that we can believe in God. We tend to get so much busy with our own problems that we seldom have belief on our own selves. Its so easy to solve the mystery of life only if we want to understand it and believe on ourselves.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

STOP! Is your team de-motivated?

Are your team members demotivated? Most of the manager’s job has been to motivate and inspire the team when they are de-motivated. But why do people get de-motivated in an organization?

I have read a lot of articles on management that deals with how to motivate employees but it is not how you motivate them; rather, it’s how you prevent them from getting demotivated. It has been proved in a research that an employee gets demotivated after their first six months only, and the motivation continues to decline thereafter. This research is based on the survey conducted with about 1.2 million employees at 52 primarily Fortune 1000 companies from 2001 through 2004. This decline in motivation or demotivation may be due to the poor management style adopted by the manager. In addition, it’s not only the manager who is solely responsible for demotivation of employees. There are other factors as well such as organization policies and management actions that contribute in demotivating the employees.

So it’s not about how you as a manager need to motivate the employees, but it’s rather how you stop demotivating them. It is very important for an employer to understand the following factors:

Are you engaging your employees in some of the organizational initiatives?,

Are you treating them fairly? and

Are they able to communicate comprehensively and openly?

If your answer is “No” to even one of the above questions, then your employees are demotivated, and this may lead to serious problems. So before we identify the tips on how to prevent demotivation among the employees; let us first identify the causes of demotivation, which include as follows:

  • Most organizations dictate the employees on how to accomplish a particular task without telling them the need for doing that task. They feel that the employees are incompetent of making decisions. This may lead to demotivation among the employees.
  • Sometimes, criticizing one employee before their team members may also encourage demotivation.
  • Some managers set deadlines that seem to be impossible to be achieved thus demotivating the employees.
  • When a manager asks a team member for his/her input but immediately dismisses it, which results in demotivation among the employees.
  • Some managers give preferential treatment to a group of employees who are usually close to him/her. This sense of inequality among the team also leads to demotivation among the employees.
  • It is generally said that, “Employees are an assets.” However if an organization tends to override the statement, and in order to reduce costs, reduces the costs on employees; then this may also result in demotivation among the employees. They may feel that the “Employees are labor costs, and not the assets.”
  • Trust is most important factor, and if an organization feels that the employees are not trustworthy then this may also lead to demotiovation among the employees.
  • Sometimes, when a manager uses phrases that are not complete such as Just do it or Failure is not an option, and so on, the team members have a negative feeling among themselves. They feel that manager themselves doesn’t know what needs to be done, and thus it results in demotivation.

So, as a manager what you should do to instill confidence among your team members and how should you help them avoid getting demotivated. Let us understand this using the following tips:

  • Provide recognition to your team members
  • Communicate well with your team
  • Ensure proper coaching for employees
  • Be a good listener
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Provide feedback in case of non-performance

Let us elaborate on each of these tips a little more.

Provide recognition to your team members

To help eradicate demotivation among the employees, it is very important for you as a manager to provide recognition among them. Ensure that all of the members of your team are recognized of their efforts no matter small of large. This gives them a sense of satisfaction and makes them realize that their efforts have been fruitful. It has been proved by the experts that receiving recognition for achievements is one of the most fundamental needs of a human being. It is always good to say thanks to the team members on accomplishing the job rather than criticizing them before the team. This helps in removing any distress levels among the team members. As a manager, you need to understand that any sort of appreciation whether through a word of mouth or in the form of an email will be a morale booster for the employee and help them to eradicate demotivation. Some manager may ask themselves, “Why shall I appreciate for the good work that the employees have done for which they have been paid to do.” But, you must understand one thing that there is no harm in recognizing the efforts of the employees.

Communicate well with your team

Communication is the most important skill for managers to eradicate demotivation. While communicating, you need to ensure that you distribute the information which is important for the employees to know. The employees feel frustrated upon lack of appropriate information.

Communicating well requires managers to be attuned to what employees want and need to know.

Ensure proper coaching for employees

Every employee or a team member needs coaching in order to improve their overall performance and do well in the organization. Even Sachin Tendulkar, who is considered as the best batsmen in the world, hasn’t been so if there was no coaching from Ramakant Achrekar. Most managers often tend to neglect proper coaching for the employees. However, a proper coaching makes employees feel that organization care for them and as a result allow them to do even better thus improving performance.

Be a good listener

Listening is an important quality that a manager must have. But, it is different from being “just a listener” and being a “good listener”. As a manager, you need to listen to not only the problems of the team members but also try to gather information on how they can do the job in a much better way. This makes the employees or team members feel involved, and prevent demotivation. While managers inviting ideas from the employees, the employees believe a sense of involvement in their work and they tend to love their work even more than before.

Encourage teamwork

In an organization, it is the team that matters the most rather than the individuals themselves. So, it is very important for a manager to team members to work in teams more often in order to accomplish a task rather than working in its own. This gives the employees gives themselves a boost in confidence. A manager needs to create an environment to promote teamwork by organizing self-managed teams and creating an opportunity to cross-train each other and using techniques such as brainstorming.

Provide feedback in case of non-performance

Feedback is an essential component that a manager can use in order to avoid demotivation among the team members. The employees who have an average level of performance need to be informed in order to improve. A manager must ensure to provide a feedback on a periodical basis. It must be remembered that there is a difference between a performance feedback and annual appraisal. The employees have the every right to know whether they are doing well or not. So, it’s up to the manager to provide feedback from time to time rather than waiting for the annual appraisal. The annual appraisal is meant for summarizing how the whole year has went by for the employee. It is the manager’s responsibility to create a healthy team environment.

So, to prevent the occurrence of demotivation among the employees, it is essential to keep them motivated. It is the employees who make the organization, and it has been proved that motivated employees are crucial for organization success. Employees just don’t work for money. In fact, they work for more than just money. The important thing to note here is to make provide an environment in which they feel that their job is secure and thus allow them to love their jobs.

Thus, as a manager, if you follow the above mentioned tips, you are surely able to support your employees' goals for achievement, impartiality, and camaraderie. This enables you to retain the enthusiasm among the employees when they joined the organization.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Its Chilly!

Its cold out here in Delhi. After a long summer season, we delhities wait for this winter season to come at large and welcome it whole heartedly. I love the winter season because at least we don't have to sweat it out. Winters are cool, no need of switching ACs on, and no need of fans either. But, everything has its disadvantages and advantages. While the advantage I have already told you, the disadvantage is that you don't like to come out of the mattress. But, in this chilly winter season, I can see some people sweating it out, trying hard to earn a penny. Those people are cycle rickshaw pullers, rag pickers, flower vendors, and those who live on the footpath. They too feel the chill in this season but still they cant help it. They have to work it out, and do their job otherwise they wont survive. So, when I think of them, I realize, at least I am better of them because I have got a better education from my parents. I pray to god and thank my parents to have given me such good education, and that they have given me a roof over my head in this chilly season. So many people are there who curse everyone (and everyone including God) to have created too much of hot weather or cold but fail to realize that at least they have some protection. So, next time, when you curse GOD about the weather, think of someone who doesn't have any protection and you wont feel any hot or cold either. You wont even feel the wetness when it rains heavily.

Think about it!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Comma: Has it been underrated?

"The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.” -- Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart

Hello everyone, I am the Mr. Comma, which you use while writing any document such as magazines, journals, user manuals, and so on. I have been used differently by various authors, and not only this, different cultures use me in an entirely different fashion. That’s the irony of a poor little me that I have been used in various number of ways in so may people’s writings. Sometimes, I wonder that where did I originate from, and who was my godfather?

How did comma originate?

I am the most commonly used punctuation mark used by several writers around the globe, and I have a similar shape of my fellow-mate ‘apostrophe’ and ‘single closing quotation mark’. As per Oxford English dictionary, I came from a Greek word called komma (κόμμα), which means something that is cut off or a short clause. However, my origination can be dated back to 3rd century BC when Aristophanes of Byzantium invented a system of single dots also called distinctiones that separated verses and indicated the amount of breath needed to complete each fragment of text when reading aloud. As I mentioned earlier and want to repeat it again that I can be used to solve various purposes while writing any form of document. I can be used in separating the list items or I can be used to separate the clauses. For example, generally, in English language people use me to separate a dependent clause with the independent clause if the dependent clause comes first. In addition to this, I may also be used while enclosing the parenthetical words and phrases within a sentence. Let us take an example to illustrate this. A simple example to this will be, Once upon a time, there existed a Shalom dynasty.

I may also be used while separating the different adjectives within a sentence or to separate parts of geographical references, such as city and state or city and country. Thus, I can be used in numerous ways and the sky is the limit. Yet, I am used differently in different cultures. Let us understand few such differences in the following section in the widely used English such as American as well British English.

Differences between American and British usage

Comma, though seems a simple punctuation mark, but is used differently in both the American as British English. For instance, comma is placed inside the quotes when using American English while it is placed outside the quotes in the British English.

Last but not the least

Finally, I am the most wisely-used character, and I can be found in all the bestsellers of well-known authors. But, still, I am not known to everyone.


Thursday, January 01, 2009

And, finally, 2009 is here...

Its celebration time because 2009 is here, and its the first morning of the new year. I wont indulge much now but just wish all the readers of this blog a happy and prosperous new year, and wish this new year brings a lot of freshness and happiness in your life!
6.5 hrs to go...

Another 6.4 hours to go for the sun to set down last time on this year..another 6.5 hours to go for the new rays to enlighten the earth that would bring peace and prosperity the lives of each one of us.

Lets all stand together with holding hands, and pray for solidarity, and wish we live in peace and healthy environment.


Its time to create resolutions!

31st Dec is here to stay today, and it is today that there will be talk of creating resolutions for the year 2009. Though, there are very few people who follow their own resolutions that they have created. I, myself, do not really believe in creating one that needs to be fulfilled for the entire year. It is believed that “New Year” is perhaps a good time to create a resolution. A resolution is basically a commitment that people usually make mostly to themselves (or to others as well sometimes) towards the coming year. A commitment can be related to a habit or a lifestyle change or it could be related to the family like you make a resolution to spend more time with your family. But, the question arises, do we really follow the resolutions that we create for our own benefit. Recent research of resolution conducted on several participants has shown that nearly 52% believed that they do not really need to create resolutions. Ands, that’s a quite high percentage. I also do not really believe creating any resolutions for the entire year; instead, I believe in creating the resolutions for each day. Take each day as if it was a new year. This will rejuvenate you and bring fresh energy within yourselves. Some people do have a habit of creating resolutions because it gives them a direction to lead the coming year. Some of the most common ones of the resolutions are losing weight, paying your debts, having a healthy diet plan, investing a good amount of money for the future, and spending enough amount of time with your loved ones. If you really want to make resolutions, then it is always advisable to make those which you can follow easily, i.e. always make “realistic” resolutions for the coming year, and don’t “expect” too much from yourself.

So, have you made a resolution for the year 2009?

Approximately, 14 hours to go…

So, finally 31st December is here to stay. Few hours from now, and we will bid farewell to the year 2008 and welcome the New Year i.e. 2009 with excitement. Few hours from now, and we will all hope that tomorrow when the sun rises on a New Year, it will bring prosperity and peace. It will be approximately 14 hours from now or even less as I publish this content on my blog.