now, i hate to start off my blog with something that is so typical... but! i feel it must be done.
sooo, it's the start of a new year, which means it's that time of year where people look ahead to the future and make plans of self-betterment. yes. 'new years resolutions'.
dictionary.com [that's right, the lazy man's dictionary] defines resolution as:
the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
now, we have everyone's tired, old lists that include acts such as frequenting the gym more, preparing a healthier diet, forming actual study habits, keeping your chin up and so forth. of course, these are all things worthy of revamping into good habits and the idea of changing them should be entertained... but let's be honest, if you were not hitting the gym, cutting trans-fat, picking up a book, and looking to the brighter side last month, chances are the acts you resolve to do will more than likely fizzle out mid-february [at best].
so my theory of true self-betterment is that if you actually want to be more productive with your time or whatever, is to not depend on a new year to bring a change to your schedule, but to integrate all these 'things' [whatever your resolutions may be] in a realistic way that works with your life, so they don't fade out.
if you're in school full time and working, going to the gym four times a week probably won't happen. if your working at McDonald's to pay off your car, not taking advantage of the 50% off on food would be ridiculous. you get the picture.
so! knowing all this. here are my new year's resolutions ;)
1) hit the gym more
2) eat less crappy food
3) have a higher interest in my classes
4) maintain a better attitude
get back to me mid-feb and see where i'm at.