PHOTOGRAPHS (PAYAL KOHLI): AMIT SHARMA
Okay, so I admit, this editorial looks different
and may give you
some different insights. No resolutions. Just 12 ideas for 2012. Improvise!
think it would be a good idea to
read or reread a classic
year. I have my eyes set on
The Little Prince.
some classics on DVD or TCM on cable TV instead.
> Some of us were
actually bom pre-digital photography, so most of our special memories are
still captured on film. Take some time out to
catalogue family pictures.
started last year, with my husband’s childhood pictures and hope to
work on more precious memories this year. Also explore online options
to create family trees or active albums.
> This may not sound like a big
deal, but I would really love to
cook an entire meal from scratch
year. If you do this anyway, experiment with a completely alien cuisine
(Vietnamese, Mexican, Creole).
This one is really non-glam, but
an appointment with your GP
to prescribe basic age-appropriate medical
tests for your family. Set these up to coincide with birthdays, that way this
may become an annual ritual.
> Since I’m a recent convert to all things
Apple, this is definitely one of my to-do’s for 2012—
use technology to
simplify and de-clutter life.
> As a multi-tasking queen, you’re perhaps
more centred on everyone else’s wish list, but remember to
one big indulgence for yourself.
Jewellery, a massage chair, a designer
bag, a trek in the hills, you take your pick.
> Time to also
make one smart
Mine’s probably going to be to finally invest in some
real estate. 8> This one is a little more radical.
Change one thing about
I don’t know if 2012 will be the year I opt for a change
in hairstyle, but I’m still mulling over it.
> We always think we will
something for charity,
but often don’t end up doing anything concrete.
Cynicism, laziness and selfishness seem to get in the way. Change this in
Surprise your parents.
You need to think this one through on
your own. Treat them to a holiday, a home makeover, a surprise visit.
Start a new ritual with your kids.
You could take them to work for a
bit to see you at your best, you could start driving them to school, or start
golf lessons together. Be creative.
Take a week out of
work on the blueprint of your dream project. If you don’t have one, take a
week to plan on what you want to do once you retire!
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