Now that we are into the year 2012 and also the lunar year of the dragon, I wonder how will the year turn out for me. It will be good, as always. I am a firm believer that there are always two sides to a coin and my focus should be on the brighter side. As the chinese saying goes “塞翁失马，焉知非福”, once a decision is made, you will never know if that is a right decision simply because the other choice could be worse (or better). I choose to trust my judgement and believe that every decision I make is the right one (for me then) and move on. This year, I decided to be more systematic and plan out my resolutions for the year. I hope that by penning down these resolutions, it will give me the extra push to turn them into reality. 😉
1. Be Healthy
I had checked my medical claims history and realized that I was quite healthy for the most of 2011, except for the last two months. In fact, it was always the same problem – Sore throat, runny nose and the irritating phlegm! As I am writing this entry, I am still recovering from the cough/phlegm. This phlegm problem have plagued my life and hence the top of my resolution list is really to be healthy – To be phlegm free.
After some consultation of my best friend, google, I believe that the common causes of phlegm for me are either cold/flu or dryness. Besides drinking more water, I should really consume more fruits such as pineapples, lemons and oranges to help to diminish the symptoms of cold. I also realized that fresh lemon juice in a warm water helps to clear my phlegm. Try it the next time when you have that irritating phlegm. It works!
Just as a reminder to myself, I also found some interesting articles that claim pineapples actually help to clear the sinuses from mucus and reduce swelling. I am not sure how true it is as this opposes my understanding that pineapples are actually “heaty” in nature and will aggravate the swelling.
2. Blog More
The challenge that I have with blogging is that it usually takes me a few days or even weeks to complete just one entry. I guess there are a couple of reasons to this. Firstly, composition (or essay writing) is never my strong subject. Secondly, I usually write my entries when I have some pockets of time between my schedule. These pockets are usually of shorter duration and are never longer than an hour. I really would love to set aside three hours a week just to pen down my thoughts but I guess there are things which are more important.
2011 had been a meaningful year for me. I started this blog in April and had published 29 entries since; at a rate of about 3 entries per month. I thought that’s not too bad for a beginner. Well, I am going to better that in 2012; Beginning with this entry.
3. Exercise Regularly
I don’t like to take medication and the best way to avoid medication altogether is to have a good health. I guess regular exercise holds the key to good health.
It had been a long time (3 years) since I had an regular exercise regime. My children’s transition to kindergarten, to primary school and my change in job are some of the reasons why I stopped exercising…. Ok, I know. These are just excuses. Now I am resolute to get back to my regular exercise regime.
Actually I did make a few attempts previously, but I fell sick shortly after I started jogging. I am not sure what’s the correlation and it’s not important. I want to get back to the healthy lifestyle – period.
Last but not least, I wish you great health, prosperity and happiness in 2012. It will be a great year!