30 days of truth: day 01 → something you hate about yourself.

Part of the 30 Days of Truth

Okay, I said I'd do this, and here we are, over a month later, and I haven't even done one!  Read on, and you'll see why...

day 01 → something you hate about yourself.

I think hate is too harsh a word for describing anything about myself, but if there is something I'd like to change about myself, it's my utter lack of self-discipline.

I'll eat the last chicken drumstick left over from dinner even though I've already eaten my caloric limit for the meal.
I'll sign up for yet another committee at the kids' school even though I'm already strapped for time.
I'll decide to make curtains instead of buy them because my frickin' TO-DO list is apparently not long enough!  Bloody hell!!!

And it's made my life so much more complicated!

All my nefarious (yes, nefarious) plans to simplify my life are turned to poop by my inability to control myself.

I end up doing extra workouts to lose the extra weight.
I end up putting off or juggling other activities to fit in the other commitments.
I end up having to deal with all the materials and crap needed to make the frickin' curtains!!!

And I end up starting a blogging project over a month after I say I'm doing it.

I need to say NO more often.

And I think I'm learning how to do that.  Really.


  1. "The Power of Focus" is a book that's probably been out for a decade but still a great book for those who are challenged with a lack of self discipline (provided they can actually commit to reading the book and incorporating the tips in the book!).

    And hey, pat yourself on the back for having the discipline to post on your blog on a fairly regular basis.

  2. I have the same problem. I also need to learn to say no, too.

  3. Saying NO is hard when you're too nice of a person. Consider that to be a compliment. As for eating that extra drumstick when you've already met your caloric intake for the day ~ I do it too.
    It's SO hard not too!

    Lack of self-discipline is something I suffer from as well. It needs to change!

    You can do it! I believe in you :)))

  4. This looks like fun! I will follow with interest!

    I have to force myself to be self-disciplined - but I often fail...

  5. You know what's great about this though? You know exactly what you need to work on. That's always the hardest thing to figure out. So, good for you!

  6. I'm so glad you're doing this list! I'm on 23 and it's a pretty tough road.

    But it's worth it! Good luck!!!

  7. I don't like that I procrastinate so much. Tomorrow is December 1. I was going to knit gifts for my family this year. A sweater for my mom, caps and scarves for my brother, sister & SIL. Do you know what I have finished? One cap. I had my sister's finished, but then I decided to make hers in a different color. No sweater for mom. Even though I bought all the dang yarn for it! Sigh. Maybe next year.

  8. At least you do extra workouts. I over-indulge and then don't make it up!

  9. So what was the most recent thing you said NO to? :)

  10. I'm with Avitable. I over-indulge and don't make it up either. Plus, never mind eating after having my caloric limit, how about eating it even though I'm full!

    Yeah, I need to work on the self-discipline thing too. And the procrastination.

  11. hey lovely, it seems to me like you lack of self discipline is just your utter zest for life and living it to the fullest gone a little awry.=) have that last chicken drumstick, i say. well, that's what i tell myself when i have that third scoop of ice cream, so maybe just ignore my advice.

    saying "no" is just a big gift to yourself.