Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For the love of “Rules”

“Rule” is easily the most coveted slot in my new monthly resolution framework; I just love making rules for myself. I’ve thought of at least ten really good ones for February and don’t know how I’m going to choose. I may have to consider turning my Goal into a disguised Rule—something like “Try two new classes at the gym every week”—except that Goal is easily the second-most coveted slot in the framework and I already have five or six great ideas for that.

There’s a downside to all this planning (I mean other than basically confessing in a public forum that I’m ridiculous). For example, one of my top contenders for a February Rule is something along the lines of “Spend about 15 minutes every day doing some sort of household cleaning task above and beyond the daily stuff.” And then I look out my filthy kitchen window and think, “I can’t clean it now because I have to save myself enough housework for February.”

Yes, I am hard at work over here saving myself enough housework for February. Sigh.

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