Ah, New Year Resolutions. We all know them and make a vow to follow them, only to give us mid-February–or is that just me?
Just like we light candles during Diwali, play with colours during Holi, and celebrate Christmas with our families and friends, setting new year resolutions is a tradition.
We asked the AiSPi team to share what mantra they were starting 2023 with. Here’s what they had to say.
PS. Our collective resolution? To keep all our resolutions until the end of the year–and beyond.
Aisha Saraf Kothari
"To be more present."
“In 2023, I am looking forward to being more present in everything that I do,” declares Aisha. The most interesting thing you’ll want to know about AiSPi’s founder is her persistence. If you ask her team (meaning us), we’ll tell you–she is always filled with an endless amount of energy and ideas.
This year, the hardworking entrepreneur wants to live in the moment and give her 100% wherever she is.
"Be more consistent."
How many times have you vowed to read more? To meditate? To work out more? This year, Hannah has decided to turn over a new leaf: “I want to be more consistent with reading and good habits. I want to practice daily mindfulness, take meditative walks at the beach at least three times per week, dedicate time to my personal projects, and spend more time with myself as well as my loved ones.”
She adds: “I would also like to shop more from local Puerto Rican designers; the talent in this island is amazing! The holiday season is a great moment to reflect, tune into the cheerful mood, and get in the right mindset for the new resolutions and fresh intentions.”
“Adopt an attitude of gratitude.”
Expressing gratitude is a skill that we all strive to achieve. Cherisha is looking to do the same in 2023. “In situations where I feel thankful, I want to show it,” she says.
“It’s such a good feeling that motivates you to work harder, be good to others, and be thankful. It serves as a reminder that you have so much and to be happy about it.”
"Live in the moment"
Officially known as the social media expert on the AiSPi team, Malvika Singh knows everything that’s happening online at all times–yes, even on Sundays. This year, she wants to be more present for those offline moments too.
“I want to live in the moment, appreciate it and be grateful for it,” she declares.
“Keep striving for your goals.”
AiSPi Contributing Writer
Every year we set new, more difficult goals, be it in terms of careers, relationships or personal growth. At times, the goals might seem impossible to achieve. Penka says, “don’t back down and keep working hard to reach them.”
In 2023, she is doing the same. “I want to keep moving forward in the path I’ve chosen and no matter what happens or how hard life gets–I will keep working on my goals. This will help me become more independent, self-sufficient, and secure in myself.”
“Put my own happiness first.”
AiSPi Contributing Writer
At one time or another, we’ve all been guilty of putting ourselves last. Whether we’ve been busy taking care of our family, meeting deadlines, or just feel that its wrong to do so.
This year, AiSPi writer Sophie is looking forward to prioritising herself. “I want to really focus on myself and my career,” she says. “Now that COVID is behind us, I think living life to the fullest is my top priority! And I’m excited to get back to some me-time where I get to do the things I want to.”