10 New Year Resolutions to uplift You Spiritually

10 new year resolutionsGood Bye 2019, the last year of the 2010s decade, Welcome a fresh new decade of 2020s. Happy New Year 2020.

Time flies rather quick. Yet another beautiful year of 2019 has passed, leaving behind its sweet memories. Hope you too had some awesome memories of 2019. It’s high time now to indulge ourselves in some retrospection and revaluate some of our New Year resolutions that we have vowed on the last New Year. Did you fulfil it all? Did you miss something? Were those New Year resolutions even perfect for you?

Every New Year we jump into new year resolutions assuming they are the perfect opportunity for us to start rectifying our past year mistakes and to make the coming new year a better year for ourselves, thus committing another mistake by falling prey to same old commonly circulated New Year resolutions on the web.

Since the majority of people fail to stick to their resolution, we have decided to give you a bit of help because we care for you, Lord Krishna cares for you. Well, this is the chance to rectify your bygone errs, so calm down as we help you prepare a list of new year resolutions that would be important for the lifestyle changes in you.

What follows is a list of 10 New Year Resolutions to uplift You Spiritually, along with a piece of advice and plenty of care to deal with the issue in greater detail. If you are the one looking for effective ways of changing your life, then you will surely find tons of useful information in this article.

List of 10 New Year Resolutions to uplift You Spiritually

1. God helps those who help themselves

This is a motto that emphasizes the importance of self-initiative and agency. If we are determined enough to accomplish a certain Goal, even God will be on our side. Set a vision this New Year, give it your best shot, and leave the rest, at the will of God. Remember, you are only limited to action; succeeding or failing is not in your hands.

2. Good thoughts, Good deeds

This new year let’s limit ourselves to good thoughts, thoughts that make our mind serene; no envy on anyone, and no jealousy on others’ success. Remember, your time will come. Carry out good activities, quit all those bad habits like Drinking and Smoking. Go to the gym or take up a sport or engage yourself in reading good books or watch good movies. It’s never bad to give a helping hand to the needy, too.

3. Have faith in God

God is not the one keeping accounts, seeking a chance to punish us. God is the one who forgives us, rectify us, teach us, and love us, so have faith in him. Recalling his name every day will give you all sorts of mental peace you are looking for.

4. Visit God

Temple, Church or Mosque are all spiritual institutions, paying a frequent visit will certainly not cost us, anything. These places are made for our mental peace, to de-stress us, to give us clarity and to re-energize us, to carry on, with our lives.

5. Make Offerings

You may not be the richest, but just look around you and see those little homeless kids running around you, begging for food, you are certainly richer than them. It might not be possible for you to take time out of your busy schedule and feed them, but let me assure you, ISKCON Bangalore does that for you, donate to our Annadana Seva, and by this, you will contribute toward the cause.

6. Read Bhagavad Gita, the spiritual ocean of life

This New Year, make sure to add this in your most important resolution list- reading Bhagavad Gita. Don’t have one? Buy Now. Know the Glories of Reading Bhagavad Gita.

7. Chant

The easiest path of spiritual realization in Kali-Yuga is to chant the holy names of Lord Krishna as recommended in the Vedic scriptures. Chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra purifies our heart, relieves us of all the miseries in our life and ultimately helps us attain spiritual perfection.

You may initially start with any other mantra as per your convenience, and then shift yourself to the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.

8. Yoga

Yoga is one solution for all our mental and bodily issues. This New Year, make sure to add this in your New Year resolution list. You may also like to know about our Spiritual programmes.

9. Be Charitable

Charitable activities can be performed out of compassion to the poor or for the spiritual upliftment of oneself. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is recommended that one should perform charity without expecting any returns, at any time and in a place of pilgrimage or in temples, and to a worthy person (a qualified Brahmana or a Vaishnava devotee).  So, don’t hesitate to donate in the name of the God, or donate to the temple, this will only spiritually uplift you.

10.  Sow seeds of love in your heart 

Have compassion; be loving, wear a smile in your face, all these basics have been long forgotten by our youths. This New Year, make sure to bring back those basics and make a year more happening, spiritually enlivening and full of bliss.

God hepl those determined in their actions

Let’s jump back, to sticking to the New Year resolution part

God helps those who work with a stronger determination. There goes an excellent tale of a Sparrow which teaches us, if we are determined in our actions, nothing can stop us.

Once, a sparrow laid her eggs, on the shore of the ocean. The ocean carried away the eggs on its waves. The sparrow being upset, requested the ocean to return her eggs, but the ocean didn’t. So the sparrow decided to dry up the ocean. She began to draw out the water in her small beak.

As the news of her activity spread, everyone laughed at her impossible determination, and at last Garuda, the bird carrier of Lord Vishnu heard about it. He became compassionate toward his small sister bird, and so he came to see the sparrow. Garuda was very pleased by the determination of the small sparrow, and he promised to help. Garuda at once asked the ocean to return her eggs, or he takes up the work of the sparrow. The ocean was frightened at this, and returned the eggs. Thus the sparrow became happy by the grace of Garuda.

Now, determination in bad activities or activities in harming others will, obviously, not fall under this. Good or spiritual activities are Akarma. It doesn’t produce good or bad results, instead, it goes to our spiritual account (sukriti), so when the correct time comes, we can go back home, back to Godhead.