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January 1st, 2011

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03:15 pm - 2011 New Year's Resolutions!

So...a New Year already eh?  In the blink of an eye I've been in Japan for over a year (came last December) and I've spent my second New Years here.  I had a lovely time with a friend and her husband last night, watching the annual Kohaku which is a singing gala featuring some of Japan's most famous artists, and then catch the end of the Johnny's Countdown (crack I tell you, blinding, crazy, adrenaline pumping CRACK).  Then this morning we had my friend's homemade osechii which was sooooooo~ delicious, she even gave me some to bring home so no combini food for Men-chan tonight :D!!
So, time for some New Years Resoultions!!  Usually I have no confidence I can keep to any resolution for a year and thus don't bother but hey, what the hell, doesn't hurt to try :)

1) Take more time eating.
-->  I've noticed I tend to always wolf down my food and so usually meals last at most 10 minutes before I'm done.  It kind of feels like a feeding frenzy for 10 minutes where I shovel as much food as I can into my mouth.  This year I'm going to try to slow it down.  I read that it takes the brain 20 minutes to register you're actually full, so eating very quickly can cause a person to over-eat because you think you're still hungry.

2) I want to put an end to a very bad...habit I've developed. 
--> This habit started in university but worsened over last year.  I've already started trying to stop it and been doing ok, but this year I'm really going to push to end it for good.

3) Save at least half my paycheck every month.  
-->I know this year I'll probably have a big trip around Golden Week in the Spring, maybe to Tokyo and Kyoto which is going to cost a bit, but other than that I hope I can save at least half my paycheck every month instead of spending it all.  This past year I did some calculations and I've been saving just below half of my paycheck every month, but now that I've settled in, bought my new furniture and everything this year for next year I should be able to save more :)


Alright, so 3's pretty good I think.  Of course there's the perpetual "I need to lose weight" clause, but I think at this point I don't even need to add it anymore since it's pretty much always there XD  So at the end of January I'll re-visit these resolutions and see how I've been doing :D

Anyone else have resolutions to share??

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Date:January 1st, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
Good Try! Happy New Year!


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