So... I must make a resolve, my dear readers. As I have not had the time to write a dissertation-of-a-post lately, I have ceased posting altogether. And this, my friends, may not go on.
So! I will hereby make all of my posts brief, so I can post more often without feeling bad about blogging instead of doing my homework.
On to the point of this post:
As a human being, I am constantly correcting myself, telling myself what I should and should not do. In order to do so, I have told myself a plethora of strategies for getting around or overcoming my human weaknesses and insecurities, but the techniques have piled up so that I've really lost all sight of direction.
I recently stumbled upon Gretchen Rubin's blog, The Happiness Project, in which she lays out for herself (and for her readers) the steps she knows she needs to take in order to tackle her human insecurities and truly pursue happiness. In order to do so, she has consolidated these must-do's into lists of sorts, which I think is an excellent idea. [It also helps that many parts of her lists give voice to thoughts I have been carrying around for a long time, in an abstract and indecipherable form.]
So, following her lead, I will attempt to do the same [seeing as my documents-upon-documents of inspirational quotes have failed at moving me], first coming up with a list of personal commandments. I invite you on my journey to find these meaningful one-liners, perhaps finding your own along the way. I will document my progress in a list on my sidebar. ------>>>
My first personal commandment will be a line that I first heard from Nike and then from my role model at my school, who graduated last year:
"Just do it".
This overused line hadn't the slightest meaning to me until I heard my role model's interpretation of it. He explained that if you want to get something done, the best way is not to overthink it, and to "just do it". So far, this has helped me accomplish my goals in a shorter [and less stressful] amount of time, and helped to counter my terrible essay-triggered habit of procrastinating.
Cheers, to you and to a new way to get where we want to be!