Here’s what Goans are resolving to do in the New Year

From learning not to stress, to having meals on time, to spending more time with the family, it’s all in the list of New Year resolutions
Some Goans who are making conscious decisions to change their way of life and contribute to society.
Some Goans who are making conscious decisions to change their way of life and contribute to society.Gomantak Times

Say ‘New Year’ and there sure is a long list of things-to-do – get-togethers, BBQ parties, dance balls and many other ways to ring in the year with friends and family.

On the other hand, a New Year also brings in an opportunity to start afresh, ponder upon one’s life and the the future. Surely, many times it can feel impossible to live up to one's own expectations, but here are some Goans who are making conscious decisions to change their way of life and contribute to society.

Joanne da Cunha vows she will spend more time with her family.
Joanne da Cunha vows she will spend more time with her family.

LEARNING TO GIVE UP CONTROL

“My New Year’s resolutions are to stop stressing about things out of my control, to improve my sleep and fitness routine. Besides that, I want to be more productive with my time and focus on having a more positive outlook to life.”

-  Joanne da Cunha, model

A veteran of the Konkani drama scene, Prince Jacob believes it is time to think out of the box.
A veteran of the Konkani drama scene, Prince Jacob believes it is time to think out of the box.

RELEASING MY 75THPRODUCTION IN 2024

“I started my career with my first tiatr production Pinzrem in 1985 and in 2024 I will direct my 75th production. This means I have to think of something out of the box, something which will capture my audience. In the tiatr industry, we have shows at night very often, and I end up busy on most days. So, this year I want to be with my family more.”

-  Prince Jacob, Tiatrist

In the New Year, Mukesh Ghatwal plans to explore unique tunes.
In the New Year, Mukesh Ghatwal plans to explore unique tunes.

EXPLORING SOUNDS

“Being a musician is all about finding new tunes. For the longest time, my resolution has always been to explore unique tunes and different kinds of genres in music. The best way to explore it is through travel. My other resolution is to have my meals on time.”

- Mukesh Ghatwal, musician

Tallulah D'Silva has resolved to inculcate love for nature in children.
Tallulah D'Silva has resolved to inculcate love for nature in children.

LIVING IN A TREE HOUSE

“It’s always been my dream to live in a tree house and live simple. Through workshops and meets, I want to plant the love of nature in children so that they take the work of protecting the environment forward.”

- Tallulah D’Silva, architect and environmentalist

Kevin D'Mello wants to make it big on the silver screen.
Kevin D'Mello wants to make it big on the silver screen.

WORKING ON MYSELF

“My New Year resolution will be to eat healthier, exercise and give my best shot in genres like comedy, serious, action and dance. I want to work on myself.”

- Kevin D’Mello, actor

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