9 Tips To Stop Breaking Promises

Promises. We ALL make them: from children promising to be best friends on the school playground, to government officials promising their citizens less crime and more jobs. Whether we realize it or not, we are fulfilling or breaking promises every day. Let me guess, you don’t remember making any promises lately? Well, let me remind you of just a few: you signed a contract stating that your working hours Monday-Friday starts at 9am and ends at 5pm, (days and times may vary) yet you were late to work again this week. Sorry to break it to you, but a contract is a promise you make to your employer and you just broke it, even if it was by one minute. I know, I know, you didn’t mean to. You overslept, your car broke down, there was a lot of traffic, one minute doesn’t count, excuses, excuses. Same with taking an “hour” lunch break at work. I admit, I have been guilty of promising to meet up with friends after work on Friday and then Friday comes and guess what? I don’t feel like going out anymore so I cancel on them (my apologies again if you are reading this Kara!) I felt so guilty afterwards and it has me wondering, why did I make that promise in the first place? Why is it so easy to make promises and so hard to keep them?

We all make promises

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Tips To Make And Keep New Year’s Resolutions

Last night I had curry for dinner. Not just any curry, Malaysian curry filled with crawfish and a variety of veggies, poured over a bowl of jasmine rice. Sounds good right? (Unless you’re allergic to seafood but you can substitute chicken.) It was delicious. Should I have eaten it though? Nope. Why not? Because my New Years resolution was to lose weight meaning: no carbs! This includes potatoes, pasta and that perfectly cooked jasmine rice that I devoured.

Malaysian Curry

It’s the middle of the FIRST month of the new year and I have already broken my resolution. That got me thinking: Who came up with this sadistic tradition of setting us up for failure? Continue reading “Tips To Make And Keep New Year’s Resolutions”