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February 5th, 2011

New Year's resolution progress @ 03:19 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: disappointed disappointed

←Week 4 Week 6→

Here's how I did this week on my resolution about doing less than 4 stupid things a day on average:

Jan 29:


AUTHOR MAYBE CANCELLED?
Jan 30:


AUTHOR MAYBE CANCELLED?
Jan 31:


AUTHOR MAYBE CANCELLED?
Feb 1:


AUTHOR MAYBE CANCELLED?
Feb 2:


AUTHOR DEFINITELY CANCELLED :(

Key:
orange - amount of stupid things I did up to that day. Sometimes I lose count, but can come up with lower and upper bounds of how many stupid things I did, so the dark orange represents the best-case scenario while it and the light orange together represent the worst-case scenario.
purple - maximum stupid things I could do up to that day and still keep my resolution (i.e. 4 × number of days into the year - 1). Never did show up on its own.
maroon - orange and purple coexisting. A lighter maroon, if it were here, would have the same function as light orange.
The reason there are two graphs for each day is because 1,460 pixels is too wide, so I cut each graph into two 730-pixel-wide graphs.

Yup, I failed. But, as I've said several times (pathvain_aelien, are you listening?), starting in March I'm gonna separate my stupid things into a few categories and try to reach a similar goal: on average, less than four of each type of stupid thing per day for the rest of the year. So, since March through December have a total of 306 days, this adds up to 1,223 or less of each type of stupid thing in all. The categories will be:

Forgetfulness
Being distracted
Lack of common sense
Staying in bed too late
Being too loud or quiet
Saying stupid things
Not making right amount of eye contact
Tiptoeing, etc.
Miscellaneous

I might come up with more categories before March.

And here's how I'm doing on the resolution about working an hour a day on one of my semi-creative projects:

Jan 29:

Jan 30:

Jan 31:

Feb 1:

Feb 2:

Feb 3:

Feb 4:


Key:
green: The dark green shows how many days I had worked on one of my projects up to that day. I succeed if it enters the light green area. (Like that'll ever happen...)
red: shows how many days I had procrastinated and/or been too busy up to that day. I fail if it enters the pink area.

Although it looks like I procrastinated two whole weeks in a row, I have actually been working on userpics and even part 10 of Moya's Space Log, but I couldn't include it because it wasn't for an hour total each day (though I think I nearly had it a couple of times). :(


 
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:February 5th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Keep up with the userpics, they are very cool from the ones I've seen :)
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From:matt1993
Date:February 5th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! :)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:February 10th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
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Forgetfulness-I am very forgetful. Just forgot to put the clothes in the dryer.
Being distracted-I get distracted even from things that I am interested in. I was watching Grey's Anatomy and paused it to come onto livejournal.
Lack of common sense-Does anyone have common sense? Really? I don't.
Staying in bed too late-I do this about 320 days of the year. And that means really, really late. Remember what time I woke up today?
Being too loud or quiet-I am too loud. So is Stephen.
Saying stupid things-I do this all the time-want an example?
Not making right amount of eye contact-I never look anyone in the eye when I am talking to them, I look around the room.
Tiptoeing, etc. I don't do this but I do something like it all the time.
The point is-everyone does these things or similar things, it's great to try to minimize them but you shouldn't let it stress you so much. That's just going to make it worse. Keep in mind that there are more important things to life. If you think it would help you, you and I can come up with things that BOTH of us should try to change, and we can encourage each other to do those things. But if we are going to do that, we also have to keep a list of the GOOD things that we did on any given day, week, whatever. You have to be able to see the good and bad or else your perspective is going to be skewed. I think we should do this together.
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From:matt1993
Date:February 11th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
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it's great to try to minimize them but you shouldn't let it stress you so much.

That's exactly what I'm doing. Well, now it is.

But if we are going to do that, we also have to keep a list of the GOOD things that we did on any given day, week, whatever.

Although I'm not keeping a list of things like this, I did just today have the common sense to think ahead to what's for lunch tomorrow. :)

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!