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Solution to resolution

Written on January 10, 2012 by mimecine

Just read an article on a pretty tech-oriented website (and as such, you might fool yourself it doesn’t apply to you or me, but oh it does) listing some nice new-years resolutions. We are well into 2012 already, but make it into a new-month-resolution come February 1st instead! The section headers are below, but it’s good to read through the article. You *know* you just pretend you don’t need it!

  1. Choose better problems to solve.
  2. Stop stealing crap.
  3. Stop trying to save bad work.
  4. Stop being your own obstacle.
  5. Blame yourself first.
  6. Stay curious.
  7. Learn to make mistakes faster.
  8. Stop using your mom as an example of a stupid person.
  9. Learn to write.
  10. Get comfortable arguing.

Read it!

Me, I did all of the above *last* year, so I’m close to perfect already, just have to stop smoking and be healthier this year.

Forthoseinterestedinmydailydetails: I’m on day three or four (first time quitting without counting!) of no breakfast puff, no smoke with the coffee, no cigarette because I need to get going, no cigarette to reward myself for getting going,  no cigarette after lunch, no celebratory cigarette when I finished a task, no puff to calm down my nerves thinking of the tasks that are unfinished, no sad smoke after reading about some horrific politician, no smoke after sex, no bedchaser puff. No damn anything of that sort unfortunately! Also, I drank five glasses of water with lunch. I haven’t yet come to the point where I can do other things than purely focus on what I am not doing, but I hope that point will be passed before the next republican caucus. Tomorrow I am going to drink six glasses of that pure, healthy water. At least! So, how’s your promises not going eh?



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  1. Comment by Ming:

    Yay go Marco!!!

    January 11, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

  2. Comment by Marco:

    Still don’t reek of cigarettes unfortunately. Puff, I miss U 4-ever!

    January 12, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  3. Comment by QQ:

    it took me quite some time to not think about when i was not smoking! but i am almost a year without cigarettes (minus one gross drunken mishap that landed me 3 puffs of disgusting). needless to say, i hardly ever want one now. i wish i had never started!

    January 18, 2012 @ 10:49 pm