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5 Things NOT To Do This New Year’s Day!

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Oh, yes! It’s that time of the year again…when we forget the past and welcome the unknown future, when we open up our new diaries and stack the old ones for an inevitable dusty destiny, when we finally get down to cleaning out the closet for all the new things to come. The New Year and the overall festive mood bring with it a bunch of things that need to be done…but just wait a second, there are some things that you need not do this New Year’s Day. In fact, you should probably avoid them as much as you can!

1. Make a list or resolutions

Don’t. Just for once don’t put that pen to paper. We all know how this one goes – we make a list of unreal and passionate resolutions that somewhere, say after two days, become too much work for a year and dangle on our heads like a sword, a bitter reminder of everything we could have been. Well, what’s the point? Instead, start this New Year by acting on your goals. Do the little things and then slowly move on to the bigger ones.
Don’t just write, but do it, too.


2. Hold on to bad memories

We all have a tendency to hold on to the bad memories in life but whether it’s the backstabbing friend or an ex-flame, no matter how many unanswered questions remain in your head, take a deep breath and just LET IT GO. There is a huge chance that you will never get that closure unless you decide it’s time, and what better time than the beginning of a New Year?
Like Beyonce and Shakira have taught us, it’s just not worth the drama.


3. Drunk calls

There is a reason why you should always keep your phone away while drinking. There are things, dark and very embarrassing things, that your head and mouth and alcohol can do together that you didn’t even think you were capable of. Even though you want to be the first one to wish everyone, drunk calls are always a big NO.
And remember, while you are getting sloshed this New Year you want to enjoy the 31st and not wake up when it’s 2nd of Jan.

drunk dial

4. Forward all sorts of chain messages

This one is for those who see it as their duty to forward all sorts of chain messages – God loves you…God doesn’t…Forward to 15 people…lame optimistic stories. Let me break it down to you – NOBODY CARES.
No one wants these messages and unless your plan this year is to annoy your friends, this is the worst way to send out wishes.
Give them a call instead; it is a much more appreciated form of communication.

5. Make it a normal day

This may sound clichéd and the more pessimistic of us would go ‘What is so great about New Year anyway? It’s just another day!’

But it’s not. In fact, it is a reason to not make a day “just another day”. It’s a reason to celebrate, forgive and forget. So, go out there, enjoy yourself. Make this day about yourself and everyone around you and someday you might just get the year you think you deserve.

Happy 2014!

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Isheeta is a hardcore writer and reader with an undying love for travelling. Her dream is to travel the world and write something about each part of the world in a way which has never been written before and for that she is aiming towards becoming a travel journalist. A student of history from Hindu College, she loves her college and her subject (well, parts of it). Romanticizing everything about this world in the head is her biggest weakness.

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