new year’s doldrums

Christmas is thin on the ground, Rehana surmised. After two days of deliberation, she threw another glance at Bridget Jones’s list of Dos & Don’ts for her New Year Resolution. Which one to leave out? She was still swinging on the horns of dilemma…


  1. Spend more than earn.
  2. Behave sluttishly around the house, but instead, imagine others are watching.
  3. Fall for any of following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomaniac, chauvinists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.
  4. Bitch about anyone behind their backs but be positive about everyone.
  5. Have crushes on men, but instead form relationships based on a mature assessment of character.
  6. Obsess about Daniel Cleaver as pathetic to have a crush on boss in manner of Miss Moneypenny or similar.
  7. Sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as women of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend.


  1. Stop smoking.
  2. Be more confident.
  3. Be more assertive.
  4. Make better use of time.
  5. Eat more pulses.
  6. Get up straight away when get up in mornings.
  7. Reduce circumference of thighs by 3 inches (i.e 1 1/2 inches each)
  8. Be kinder and help others more.
  9. Drink no more than fourteen alcohol units a week.
  10. Improve career and find a new job with potential.
  11. Form functional relationship with responsible adult.
  12. Purge flat of all extraneous matters.

Which one will you choose and which ones will you expunge? Please do comment in the comment box.

Thanks for reading.

P.S. : The post is inspired from ‘Bridget Jones Diary’ written by Helen Fielding.

Published by Smita Ray

Smita Ray is a mother of two lovely kids and hails from the northeastern town of India Gorakhpur. Her perpetual displeasure arising from the hypocrisy in the society underneath the semblance of religion, culture as well as the conditioning for compliance urged her to put down the impressions in her mind. In her spare time, she likes to have some culinary adventures with her kids.

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