Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Something to Resolve

If you’ve lurked here long enough, you would know that I’m not big on the resolution thing. You’d also know that I kinda sorta suck at the goal thing. This happens because I usually aim too high* and then get discouraged and kick the whole process out the door. (There’s a reason why the New Year’s resolution to stop resolving is so popular.)

There is something to be said about setting goals and stuff at the start of the new year. It is a fresh start of sorts. And after The Year of Epic Suck, yours truly has decided to give resolutions one more try.

IMG_20120103_151200My resolution for 2012** is broad and simple, yet complex. I resolve to stay on top of things.

Without the routine of a 9 to 5 gig right now, this is crucial. It is so easy to fall into the trap of sleeping until four and do nothing but watch reality TV. Not that I’m really doing that, but it is easy to forgo certain things that should happen like finalizing my summary statement on my resume or actually clean out the basement.

So like The White One, I have to be diligent. I must prioritize and get things done when I say I’m going to get them done.

I know this isn’t going to be easy. It’s way to broad for it to be, but this goal is needed and I’m hoping to see improvement in my life overall.

 

 

* Like expecting to drop several pants sizes in 6 months, despite my love of ice cream and my laziness. As you can guess, this didn’t happen. At all.

** The Year of the Final Apocalypse

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Last.fm hit of the day: Haulin’ Ass by Bourbon Crow

7 comments:

  1. YOU CAN DO IT! *Waves pom poms* Wahoooooo!

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  2. I've tried to make some broad and general goals for myself. Nothing major or life changing, just little things to improve my life or to be less stressed. Mainly resolving to always leave on time and not be late or even slightly late to work. I'm never super late, but I'm tired of the days where I get off the subway and have to run five blocks to work. I also want to be better and keeping my house clean and organized. I never leave things filthy, but it's way too easy to set a dish down here and there and I think, I'll do it later. So far I am succeeding at these two things.

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  3. I hear ya. I'm also not on a 9 to 5 schedule and it's difficult to be disciplined, that's for sure. I'm trying but kinda sorta failing so far O_o

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  4. You can do it. I find it hard to stay on top of things when I'm not in my usual work schedule. But the New Year is a good time to make a new start on things. I've been doing well with my commitment to write more.

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  5. Good luck with your resolution. I've been working on keeping track of things in the New Year too - a calendar helps out a lot!

    Happy New Year!

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  6. This is sometimes a trap I fall into as well...there are so many things grabbing my attention and it is easy to not get the important things done. You and me both...we'll start a support group, eh?

    I've started making a list of what i want to get done each day, and this helps. I get off on crossing things off, so this appeals to me, lol!

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  7. Prioritizing does help...and splitting up tasks between dreading and wanting to do helps also.

    I used to do all the things I dreaded first, but then I ran out of time for anything else;)

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