Already failing

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Darlings, we've made it one week into the new year (yay 2014 again, for the last time).  Now let's be honest, which of those New Year's resolutions on your list have you already broken?  Don't be shy.  The two hardest ones for me have already been busted, almost simultaneously as I made them:

Cursing less - This one goes a hand-in-hand with the second resolution I've already broken (over my knee).  When I mentioned that I should curse less because I should really be exercising the full range of my vocabulary, it was suggested that I be less angry / unkind toward others.  Instead of calling people ugly names, I should just think pleasant thoughts and not have those feelings.  I prefer to just learn new words.  Any suggestions?

Being a nicer person - This resolution was actually altered from its original "Don't be a b*tch" but that directly flew in the face of the first resolution, so a rephrasing was called into order.  However, in the past week, I've already secured my place in Hell.  Multiple times.  I might have standing reservations at this point.  But, I'd like to point out, it will not be for the following reasons, which people have confessed to me at random intervals this week: (a) not warning a stranger of the slick ice patch on the sidewalk and then laughing at said stranger when he slips and falls or (b) seeing a person rush to the elevator and not holding it.

So... out with it, what has not made it past week one of 2014?  I'm hoping that I find myself in good company...

 

16 comments:

  1. One resolution I'm trying to keep is saying ten good things I've done during the day before I go to sleep at night. So like, remembering to eat breakfast, checking something off my to-do list, or even remembering to put hand cream on. Just something to make me feel a bit better about myself. So far I've forgotten to do it once, and last night I was so exhausted I don't remember if I did it or not - I suspect I did but I can't remember what I put on the list.
    p.s. I walked past your hotel on the weekend near finsbury square, come back soon please!

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  2. I have to admit I didn't make any because I knew I won't keep any right now. :)

    Sometimes when I am angry or annoyed at someone I just tell myself that they have to spend 24 hours a day with themself and I only have to spend 4 or 8 {or however many}. Then sometimes I start to feel really bad for them. Maybe something like that would help? Sometimes it's really hard so expanding your vocabulary also works and can be fun.

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  3. I know you're always honest, but suspect your self-evaluations are too harsh. You've never been anything but kind and patient with me. A *itch couldn't keep that up.
    I rarely curse, but revelations at work had me doing it two days (out of 3) this week. Maybe there's something in the air (that's making others especially annoying :).
    If you have a reservation (you don't), then I'll save you a seat (or a fire pit, or whatever they have there).

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  4. I've been stretching some of mine a bit, but otherwise I'm still on track, I'm afraid. that said, don't be so harsh on yourself. you have a whole year left to curse less (which I personally don't get anyways, what's wrong with cursing? it's only a problem around kids...) and to be a nicer person (and I'm sure you are nice enough as it is!!!)..

    ps: when are you coming to London??

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  5. ACK! I would've lost it too if someone saw me running for the elevator and didn't hold it!
    And yes....have already broken one of my resolutions, which was to drink less coffee....sigh....

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  6. i ate chocolate & coke when i said I will eat/drink healthier this year, epic fail! x

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  7. I've tried cursing less, and it's just not in me. I don't curse when I'm not supposed to (at work, around the future in-laws), but every other waking moment? Yeah, I sound like a drunk sailor. Why fight it? And as for being a nice person, I always think that I wish I could be as genuinely nice as my best friend, who is never snarky and never has a bad word to say about anyone, but the truth is, I'm sarcastic. It's one of my most defining characteristics. I'm nice to my grandmother and I always hold the door for people, but I am who I am (like Popeye. seriously, with the cursing, I basically am Popeye the sailor). The world needs bitches sometimes ;) Don't be so hard on yourself. xo

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  8. lol. i just have reading on my list and so far it's going... alright. i am starting with the casual vacancy which i am trying to finish for like the fourth or fifth time...! i just can't get into but i keep forcing myself to finish it before going on to another book.. come to think of it.. i think my drought in reading came after trying to finish the girl with a dragon tattoo and i just could not for the life of me get into it! oh my darn stubbornness!

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  9. well, i don't really make resolutions because i would break them right away, i call them "goals" you know because i like to have an escape plan for "failure."

    cursing, oy, i curse all the time but because i have kids i also use a lot of fake curse words like "dagnabit" "beehatch" <---- that one is just so stupid, it's probably worse than the real thing.
    "son of a biscuit" "freaking/frickin/frackin" this sort of thing. i forget a lot and so halfway through i try to change it and it i mostly just sound crazy. but i kind of love to curse, you know not to the point where you sound stupid and don't know any other words, but used well, it can really make a sentence ;) curse on my friend, you can curse a little extra on my behalf.

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  10. The cursing thing hadn't crossed my mind until I was sucked into a Real Housewives marathon (I forget which zipcode) and as those women f-bombed their way throughout the episode, all I could think was how crass they sounded. So I *might* resolve to do that less.

    And you're always nice to me, which is all that matters! ;)

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  11. haha i love your bravery of admitting that you failed!!! i've spent most of 2014 with a migraine and so haven't even thought about other things. ohwell! but i am eating healthier, that is something :)

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  12. I actually did not set any resolutions this time around for this very reason. I'm not very good at following through.

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  13. I did not read as much as I wanted, I stressed out too much and I ate too much unhealthy food.

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  14. I love that your being really honest with yourself. I think that will make you reach success with your resolutions! Kudos to you!

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  15. Happy New Year (again) :)

    I've decided not to make any concrete resolutions and instead work on what I want to change on a daily basis - making that daily connect and investing in the moment :)

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  16. Suggestions on how to think nicer thoughts about people or suggestions of new words ;). LOL on seeing the person rush for the elevator and not holding it. Sometimes I just fumble under pressure and can't get the "hold open door" button depressed. I made 0 resolutions and have kept all of them, hehe.

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