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New Year's resolutions (ha!)

Spend some time on Facebook - but not too much time.
Spend some time on here.
Try not to waste so much time either on eBay or Den of Angels, or other forms of online shopping. Hm.
More exercise, particularly walks with Gillian.
Reading. In order to reverse problems with concentration and grasshopper mind, read sum books.
Writing. Actually do some writing.
Housework. Ditto writing.
Laundry. Yep, ditto writing.
Paranoia. Try to hang on to the reality thang and be mindful.
Depression/sadness. Remember it doesn't last for ever.
Meet people in real life occasionally.
Eating. How to eat less without feeling one is denying oneself stuff.
Stop eating Christmas Pudding.
Strike a balance between being Polite and being Honest (gngngngngngn).
Stop beating self up on account of multiple fails.
Money. Try to spend less. Sell stuffs on eBay.


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Jan. 6th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
Those are all good.
The marquis made me resolve to stop making resolutions a few years ago, because they seemed to add to stress. He was right, in my case.
Jan. 7th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
To be honest, I haven't made resolutions as such for a long time, because I agree with the Marquis.

So one resolution I avoided was anything too fixed about dieting, though that is rather essential. I suppose it's a bit like a to-do list! I'm fond of them because you can tick things off and also I'm easily distracted and forget stuff. ;)

ETA: Regrettably, the one about the Christmas Pudding has already been broken...

Edited at 2014-01-07 12:37 am (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
A good set of resolutions! I kept it to three (sort of) things: 1) write 2054 words a day (not doing that yet but I'll keep trying), 2) try and do some drawing at least once a week (since its fun and writing is becoming a second job), and 3) maybe try and get more exercise and eat a bit less but don't go crazy about it (because if I take exercise and diet too seriously I just will not do it).

Good luck on your resolutions! *big hug*
Jan. 7th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
I'm dying to ask - why exactly 2054 words a day?

I need to organise myself better, but because of the OCD I have to be a bit careful not to become obsessional. This can mean that a lot gets done in a short time followed by months of inactivity.

As for eating and exercise - that's so tricky! I'm scared of dropping dead, but I love eating.
Jan. 7th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
XD Well, last year I wrote a handful of words over 550,000 total, including fanfic, meta and fiction I self published. This year I decided to aim for 750,000 words, partially because I have like four novels partially complete that I REALLY should finish. And because, you know, it's a goal? So 2054 words x 365 days = 750,000 words. I don't actually expect to make it, much less exceed it since I regularly don't write on the weekends but I thought I'd give it a try.
Jan. 10th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
I wish I could do that. I seem really short of time. Part of the problem is that we're semi-nocturnal.
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