Man, I can't believe it's been so long since my last post... 26 days?? wth?!
Time sure flies... Anyway,
As I was saying - Resolutions. Why oh why are they so hard to keep?
Let's rewind a lil bit. You see, I'm the kind of person who doesn't normally keep lists. However, if i do, I get a kick out of crossing things off *evil grin*. Every year I would write my new years resolution, fold it into a tiny piece of paper, hide it in my purse, wait for the new year to come by to cross off all the things I achieved, and carry forward those which I didn't (well, except for 2011 coz I lost the list, and 2012...coz i forgot to write one, haha).
This 2013, I'm slightly more techno savvy and I'm trying to save the trees by going paperless so my 2013 resolution is on my smartphone's memo pad :D (truth is, I have no space in my new purse - it doesn't have enough hidden compartments..haha). To make things more interesting, last week I decided to write a "mini-resolution"... it's sort of like a to-do list, but also like a new year's resolution list except that it's on a weekly basis rather than annually. I told you that I like to cross things off lists didn't I? hehehe...
Right. Here's where my grousing starts. I did excellently by keeping to everything on my list the first, & even better, on my 2nd day. Starting from the 3rd day onward, I deviated from my normal routine & bam! Out goes ALL my resolutions. So, my question is... why is it so hard to keep to them? The items on my list were all doable and practical, I should have no reason to find them hard. But then, whyyyyyyyyyyyy???
Is it just me, or is this a problem faced by the rest of Earth's population? Hmm...
Upon reflection, perhaps my problem is that I like things to go my way, for my own comfort or enjoyment... for example, I'm in the middle of watching a really great episode of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop kdrama and I really don't want to stop just because my list states that "Lappy and TV off at 1.15am latest" or, "Sleep by 1.30am", and so, my kdrama marathon continues while my resolutions list weeps... (and my eyebags become eye-suitcases, huhu).
So how should I deal with this? It's easy to say be more disciplined. But, HOW to be more disciplined?
You know what, let's try this "mini-resolutions" thing again, but with a twist... This time, I'm going to write it on a piece of paper and stick it by my mirror. I mean, I look in the mirror many.. many.. many times a day (no no no, I'm not hopelessly vain, it's just that the mirror is strategically placed so that I always see it :P), it should serve as a good reminder, no?
I'll let you know if I'm successful. Soon. Hmm, maybe I should write "blog at least twice a week" on my resolutions list, haha!
Have a great week all!
Love & hugs,