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December 31st, 2010

Writer's Block: Auld Lang Syne @ 10:37 pm

Soundtrack: Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Hurry!

What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you think you'll stick to any of them? If so, for how long?
I have two this year:

1) To do, on average, less than four stupid things per day (i.e. 1,459 or less throughout the year). And yes, pathvain_aelien, I know everyone does stupid things, but I decided I want to see if I actually do so more often than most people like it always seems like. Anyway, I'll probably be able to keep this one until January 3.
2) To work on one or more of my various semi-creative projects (i.e. new LJ userpics, Moya's Space Log [For anyone that's reading this from the recent answers page, that's a story I tried to write for NaNoWriMo that's based on Super Mario Galaxy 2 but with Enya and Moya joining the Mario Bros. It's in a custom friends group, so comment here if you want to read it], Ours Will You 1-Up [which sadly has been under new management for over a year now], etc.) at least an hour (if more than one project, at least an hour altogether) a day for at least 317 days of the year (giving me 4 days per month, a little less than a day per week, to procrastinate or have an unreasonable amount of homework). I'll probably be able to keep this one until January 5.

 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 1st, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
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You need to be more optimistic!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
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I was kinda joking when I said I'd only make it to January 3 or 5. I'll probably make it longer than that. A little longer, maybe, but longer.
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:January 1st, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
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I've already failed at two of my new years resolutions! :(
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Technically, I can't fail my second one yet, because I allowed myself 48 days out of the year to procrastinate or have too many other things to do, so the worst I could do is use them all up the first 48 days of the year and then procrastinate or be too busy the day after that, which means I can't fail it before February 18. And I only said January 5 in the entry because I had forgotten to take into account that I get an average of 4 procrastination/too busy days each month, not for the whole year. :)

I'm doing good so far with the first one, too - I actually haven't done anything stupid yet this year, and that's saying a lot considering my broad definition of "stupid stuff" :)

That is a hilarious userpic, by the way!
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:January 1st, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
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That is good!! You thought it out well I think.

One of my resolutions was to not bite my nails. (I bit them already.) I should have been a bit easier on myself, and at least started with cutting down on biting my nails, rather than just stopping straight away. I read somewhere that most people have the habit of making their resolutions too hard, and with each resolution we should write 10 steps to get to that point. I don't know if that makes sense, I'm not articulating myself very well today. *yawn* Very tired. But you seem to have thought yours out much better than I did.

Thanks, I made my userpic! :)
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Writing down 10 steps to get to the point would definitely help! I should try that next year if I fail one of these this year. :)

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