My Not-to-Do List for 2016


When the whole world is busy making resolutions and by now breaking it, I hereby decide to make a Not-to-do list for this year. Sounds good? I know it does.

1. Straighten my hair ever again: This definitely tops my list. I’m done with experimenting new looks. Have you ever experienced that feeling of longing seeing old pictures of yourself with perfect curves? Oops! Curls?? Being blessed with natural curls and I just wanted to try something different! Not once. Not twice. But four freaking times. I went with the crowd straightening, smoothing and coloring my beautiful locks. I was reminded either of Magica, the villian from DuckTales or Little orphan Annie whenever I cut my hair short. So, no! That’s not gonna happen this year.


“I’m Magica DeSpell, the Sorceress!”

2. PROCRASTINATE: in Big Bold Captial Letters.

a. On any prompts and competitions: Oh, I was a lazy bum. Even when some beautiful ideas struck me for the fabulous prompts and competitions conducted by some renowned blogging communities like Blogadda, I just sat back and put off attempting for the same. Year One of my blogging journey was fantastic by bagging couple of awards and being noticed for my writes and poems. I’m going to keep up to it.

b. On getting my curls and curves back: Well, let’s just say I’m fed up of the transformation form S to XL and sick and tired of being addressed as Kungfu Panda or koochikooing my cheeks. I have few ideas lined up and I will share them with you all soon.

"Oh, save me the trouble!"

“Oh, save me the trouble!”

3. Shop Online: This comes with a conditions apply. I hereby declare that until and unless it is absolutely necessary or urgent or is damn too tempting (which generally is always), I will not buy anymore shoes, dresses or bags.

4. A break from Facebook every now and then: Guess I have done enough damage. I have decided to keep it minimal for the benefit of others and take a break every now and then whenever I feel it is getting onto my nerves. I clearly do not want to know if you are spending the whole of your life playing Candy Crush and I do not want to ‘eat at your restaurant or feed your animal’ or see those “Where are you?”, “Upstairs, where are you?”, “Downstairs, what you doing?”, “Nothing, bored”, “Yeah, me too” comments between you two roomies.

5. Last but definitely not the least, Not to get too attached or detached with anything alive- be it a dog or man and not to fight other’s battles. I am serious! My dog died and somebody played with my heart. I am an emotional person. Somebody who is too sensitive and vulnerable. Am I proud of that? Absolutely yes. Because I believe, only then you will be compassionate. I however, had been reasonably sad for the past few months (should I say, an year!) that I wasn’t myself. Now that I’m done being grumpy, irritable and sullen I have started appreciating all the beautiful blessings in my life. And look at the difference! Just like my Mom always says, I have my smile back on my face, as radiant as the bright sunshine.

So do you have new year resolutions? Have you already broken them? Isn’t it fair to have an anti-resolution list, just like mine?

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. And the prompt for the week is ‘It’s Not My Resolution’.


  1. Loved the idea of a “not to do” list – I would have already broken some of those – like complaining first thing upon getting up, for one thing. That’s why I don’t make resolutions. But I do have a word for 2016 “determination”. I am determined, but I won’t make the list public.

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  2. Haha! Loved your list! Copying a few points from therein my diary, no, I’m not making my list public this time! I have HUGE to do list this year (and you know why! 😉 ) and I hope to do atleast some justice to it! 😀


  3. I’m sure that these are things you will definitely not do. As for hair – I have straight hair that I was forever trying to curl until one day I just decided that I actually like my hair just the way it is – curly dreams gone forever. Have an awesome 2016


  4. Loved all ur anti-resolutionss ! 😀 And yeah, I have a feeling wavy hair would have suited you !!


  5. Sounds pretty doable what not to do 🙂 I’m sure you’ll be able to not do those!
    Good luck with it all.
    Btw, you have beautiful hair…it’s so shiny and glossy!


  6. Very interesting and unique — a not-to-do list. You know I got my hair straightened for the first time a few months back. I loved the look and got loads of compliments. The best part it is so easy to manage. Hey, but I will never put all that chemical in my hair again so I will welcome my curls back soon. 🙂 Good luck with all the things you don’t want to do.


  7. Beat About The Book says:

    Lol Kungfu Panda. Cute! But i know what you mean. I’d be happy with a ‘medium’ even if ‘small’ is a dream. Procrastination too figured on my list. About the hair – you just might get bored again, better to keep your options open. Ah yes the writing. Same situation again. You take care and have a great 2016.


  8. My condolences about your dog. 😦
    That’s an ambitious list and I wish you well with it.
    My resolution is always the same; to lose the weight put on over the holidays and then some! 😛 I also vow to become more active. Way too much time is spent in front of the computer and they say, “sitting is the new smoking”.


  9. Loved this post. And my not-to-do list matches a lot with yours. Especially online shopping and FB. 🙂


  10. I loved your last one Shalini… Not getting too attached or detached indeed is the prerequisite for sanity. Best wishes for the New Year!


  11. I love the last one Shalini… never to get too attcahed or detached. Honestly, it’s a prequisite to sanity. Best wishes for the New year!


  12. Hahaha…..that was a fun not-to-do list! Enjoyed reading it! Hope you pull it off successfully! All the best for an eventful year ahead!


  13. Hmm. I join you wholeheartedly on the procrastination point. I want to write more this year too. 🙂 I didn’t have curves before, so just a normal weight would suffice 😉

    I don’t mind you taking a break from FB. 😛 But not Whatsapp. One needs Tomatoes in life, you see.

    I agree on the not too attached part. (but there are some exceptions in this case).

    PS: Glad that “books” aren’t on the list for #3 😀

    Resolutions? Lose weight. 😛 (recurring resolution that I aim to live up to this year).


  14. Hahaha……that was a fun not-to-do-list! Enjoyed reading it! Hope you can pull it off successfully! All the best for a wonderful year ahead!



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