Thursday, April 23, 2009

St. Melissa

Okay, I did put on a pound because I had to go to a gala dinner, and I seem to be hanging on to it. But I'm working on it. Less than two weeks to go on the FatBet, and my dear, dear friend and co-bettor Michele is gaining on me. I mean losing on me.

I am very proud of myself, though, because I have processed all the mail this week as it has come in. Nothing has been added to the piles! And it's not hard to do, hello!!! I've also been chipping away at the piles, and maybe in a year or two that will all be taken care of and filed.

I am also mostly exercising my new habit of getting my makeup on before I leave the house. Mostly.

And, I very rarely leave my shoes in inappropriate areas of the house any more.

Melissa's Recipe for Developing Good Habits

1) Figure out what really annoys you or disappoints you about yourself.
2) Pick one aspect that you know you can change. It's good to start small.
2) Decide how you're going to change your behavior.
3) Write down what your new behavior will be.
4) Publish it in a blog. (not optional)
5) Then do it.
6) Post regular progress reports.
7) Pat yourself on the back a lot.
8) Remember, if you're anything like me, you're probably going to be reading all your old posts later in life. So it better be a good story.


the Bag Lady said...

I like the "pat yourself on the back" part.... just need to find something to pat myself about. Sigh.

POD said...

I'm with BL. I'm going to list "pat myself on the back" and then blog about it.

Melissa said...

Yes indeedy, developing the habit of patting yourself on the back!!! What a great concept!!!

solarity said...

It's the part about "that you know you can change" that gets me. The greater part of what annoys me about myself is health-related, and haven't I spent the last fifty years trying to change that?
However, I am great at patting myself on the back! It's part of being relentlessly cheerful and absurdly self-satisfied.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Melissa said...

"absurdly self-satisfied!" That describes me to a tee. Well, mostly.

Sbanfnyc said...

Don't forget to bring your shoes to the closet at nite.