Another year is nearing its end, and it is time to usher the new year in. For most of us, this is a moment of reflecting on the events of the current year, and planning ahead for the days to come.
Our home is the most familiar place for us. Nothing can beat the comfort and peace of home , so this is the best place to start making changes for the better. Let us look at some lovely ways in which people are heralding the new year into their homes .
— A Gadget-free living room —
Our living rooms are cluttered with technology these days. Under the glaring TV and hum-hum of electronic devices vying for our attention, we have forgotten the simple joys of spending time with family and dear ones, and refreshing family bonds.
Nowadays an increasing number of homes have decided to chuck out all the gadgets and electronic stuff from their living rooms, so one can unwind and relax with one’s family, away from the incessant chatter of smartphones, the internet and social media.
— Healthier lifestyle–
Health is a prime concern for today’s modern man, because of faulty lifestyles, stressful work conditions and unnatural living environment. All these take a huge toll on our health and peace of mind.
All of us know the basic essentials of a healthy life – good food, good air and good company. All these good things of life are supposed to be abundant and free, but is sadly not so in today’s world. As we enter the new year, we can pledge to bring back a healthy lifestyle, and live like our forefathers did, eating a natural diet and getting enough exercise and fresh air.
— More family time —
Family is what makes life worth living for. But in the rush and stress of modern living, we ignore the need to renew family bonds and spend some time reconnecting to those who matter most to us.Much of the psychological problems afflicting children and adults alike can be traced to the lack of a close-knit family to support one in times of distress.
Family is where love begins and ends. A family that stands by you makes you the most powerful person on earth. So this new year, make the pledge to reconnect with family, and spend more time knowing one another.
The present generation is more aware of one’s responsibility towards the earth’s sustainability as a planet and preserving the life forms and resources on earth. Even small actions of an individual have far-reaching effects of the balance of nature, and what better place to start conserving resources than one’s own home.
Recycling stuff, use of energy-efficient appliances, use of eco-friendly materials of construction etc are some of the ways one can pay back nature for its abundant gifts it offers. Let us join hands to give our children a natural, pollution-free liveable environment.
Usher in the new year with these lifestyle choices, and pave the way for a meaningful, memorable year ahead.