I know, I know two blogs from me right in a row, I just couldn't help myself. Muffin360 has an interesting thread in the Physical Health forum about setting weight loss and exercise goals and it got me thinking, but I didn't want to take his thread off track with my ramblings :lol:.
I think my two biggest character flaws are my lack of willpower and the fact that I'm lazy. If my job didn't require me to be so active, I honestly believe I'd look like a before picture from A&E's show Heavy. And the lack of willpower and laziness aren't limited to diet and exercise. I have 15 Q1 check ins to write and I told myself I'd get them all done Monday and have Tuesday to enjoy. It's now after 4pm Tuesday and I haven't started a single one. I have assessments at work that I've been putting off for a while that honestly should have been done ages ago. It's not that they're difficult. They're assessments on other people, I just have to observe them and write a few things down. No idea why I haven't gotten around to it yet.
I've lived in this apartment since July and I'm still not unpacked. I'll often leave dishes in the sink or on the counter instead of putting them into the dishwasher. It would take what, 5 extra seconds just to rinse them and put them in the dishwasher, but I don't. I wasn't raised this way. We didn't have a maid, my mom made us do chores and taught us to clean up after ourselves. I'm not sure where I went wrong. Don't get me wrong, I don't live in filth or anything like that. Trash goes in the trash can and when that's full I take it out to the dumpster. I bathe every day, brush my teeth twice a day, floss every night, I use mouth wash. I actually have fairly decent personal hygiene, you'd think I'd take care of my diet and exercise more.
I just wish I knew how to make myself have willpower. I have tried setting goals, putting in a place a reward for reaching the goal, but I can't really make myself work for a goal if I know I can technically give myself the reward no matter what.
I'm not really proud of this, in fact I'm feeling rather ashamed as I type this all out, but I suppose that's why they're flaws, right? I realize my lack of willpower makes me a very weak person. I see it reflected everywhere in my life. When I look in the mirror or sit down to eat, when I'm at work, and in my personal relationships.
How do you make yourself have the willpower to stick to something to achieve a goal?
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