Thursday, December 25, 2008
Another Christmas, Another New Year
Another Christmas has come and gone and just around the corner comes a new year. I have been pondering what New Years Resolutions that I will attempt to adapt for 2009. However, in pondering this dilemma it occurred to me that if I join Weight Watchers or the gym right after the new year, both places will be very busy as everyone is going to join both organizations to attempt at a healthier lifestyle. I should just wait until April or May because by then, most people who have not kept their New years resolutions will no longer be attending said establishments. If I do wait until April or May FORGET about getting into that bathing suit or event thinking about going someplace in public wearing any such garment! So, what to do? what to do?...of course this is just an attempt at procrastinating what I know to be very good for me. Why is it so difficult to do what you KNOW you should do to better your life? It is so much easier to complain about what is wrong rather that fixing the problem or at least coming up with a plan in order to get where you know you ought to be? (did I just end a sentence with a preposition?) Here is another bit of advice that I have received through out the years, although it's not grammatically correct in any way, it rings very true and offers much insight: "IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU'LL ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT." Procrastinating has always been my flaw; one that I have inhabited into my life that is so involuntary that I don't even realize what I am doing until it is to late - in such case I have procrastinated until I discover that I have procrastinated! Think of how less stressful life would be if we all didn't procrastinate! That bill would be paid, that meal would be prepared, the laundry would be completed! Life would be more simple. I need simplicity. I am not going to procrastinate any longer! I am putting my foot down to myself and I am going to join weight watchers, the gym, drink 8-10 glasses of water EVERY day! I am going to create a schedule for meal preparation, set aside laundry days and get up every day at the same time so that I am not rushing around getting to work! and I'm going to start...TOMORROW!