It's weird. . .I am a VERY disciplined person. I am constantly giving up things that I love just to prove to myself that I am capable. I'm a vegan, I don't drink alcohol, I don't drink soda, I don't chew gum (and I literally used to be a gum addict), I eat minimal sugar, I don't smoke (and actually HATE cigarettes more than almost anything in the world), and the list of things that I DON'T do could really go on forever. I am super awesome, actually, when it comes to limiting myself.
I am not Catholic (I consider myself agnostic, actually), and yet Lent is one of my favorite holidays - I celebrate every year by giving up several things I love. I LOVE giving up things I love.
And yet. . .when it comes to resolving myself to DO something as opposed to NOT DO something, I find it close to impossible. I'm great at saying no, but I guess I have some trouble saying yes. Because of this, unless my New Year's resolutions involve not doing certain things, I fail miserably.
That is why this year, I have decided to try to phrase them differently. So this year, I'm going to try to look at things negatively and hope that, as a result, things turn out positively. :-) Did that make any sense?
So, without further ado, here are the things that I will NOT DO this year:
with regards to my blog -
1)I will NOT post less than 4 times every week (and I'll aim for not posting less than 6).
2)I will NOT enter any more non-international contests and have to have the book shipped to my mom (unless I DESPERATELY want the book)
3)I will NOT accept to review so many books that I don't get around to reading my own books.
4)I will NOT forget to comment on blogs that I love and entries that I find interesting.
with regards to just me -
1)I will NOT continue to believe that exercising only twice a week is sufficient for a healthy life.
2)I will NOT ever put off learning Japanese for a later day (and will thus learn Japanese - I just don't know how to look at this negatively)
3)I will NOT let myself be stressed out by other people's stress
4)I will NOT put off writing back my faraway friends for a later time that usually ends up being never.