How did I do in my pre-resolutions? Why, thanks for asking. I failed probably half of them.
Writing every weekday at 10
Did it for a few days, then had to juggle the times. I did, however, get much better at sneaking in sentences here and paragraphs there in between opening presents and making crepes and playing Clue.
Practicing every weekday at 2:30
I kept having to change the time for appointments and volunteer schedule
TKD and exercise
Lots of work before my midterm and then there was baking and there were parties and...
When I reviewed my pre-resolutions mid-month, I realized this was the most neglected aspect and scrambled to make up for the neglect. But like brushing teeth, housework is something that has to be done consistently instead of in bouts of mad activities spaced too far apart.
And here I thought I was choosing things I could succeed in, but I misjudged my ability to not to stick to a plan. Sure I can blame it on December and festivities and having two kids underfoot, but no amount of blaming can change the fact that I didn't do what I thought I would.
What does this tell me? Well, that new habits are monstrous things and that I have an infinitely creative mind when it comes to procrastinating.
But all is not lost. I found a pattern with my procrastinating. And knowing my enemy is the first step at conquering it I say. Here is my weapon:
Every day, I will do something that I really do not want to do.
I am also going to steal Story Queen's resolution, which is
to laugh more.
And, one more, that I started doing for the past few years:
Cut 'em some slack
What do you think? Do you think I'll succeed?