no new year's resolutions for 2022

No resolutions for me this 2022. Not yet, at least. When the new year approaches, it’s easy to jump into setting new goals and targets. But, I’d rather not do this prematurely, especially with all the hype and celebration. Apparently, less than 10% of people actually keep their resolutions. And for myself, I know if I set some resolution arbitrarily now, I’m probably not gonna stick with it for too long.read more

In an odd way, this blog post was inspired by learning about DisguisedToast’s reasoning for not engaging in certain hygienic practices. 😂 This is no shade to him by the way… Okay, maybe a little. (He doesn’t even know me!) But, I thought I’d share some underrated hygiene practices for those of you who don’t see the point in it.read more

I’m going to be experimenting with something that many people in self-help would despise, which is a life without goals. I’ve done this during several time periods of my life, mostly during childhood, not having any particular goal and just going with the flow. However, this time, it is intentional. For the beginning of 2022 at least, I’m not going to set any goals, and I’m not going to make any New Year’s resolutions. Onread more

This blog post is a little different from usual as I am using speech-to-text technology to write a significant chunk. My reason for doing this is simply because I have painted my nails, and so I am trying to avoid using my hands for now. 😉 But while I was trying to figure out how to use dictation on iMac, I was thinking about how some people are opposed to CBT due to the typicalread more

These are notes that I took from Dr. K’s stream (HealthyGamer_GG) on Twitch earlier today. They’re not perfect, and I missed bits of it. (I was hula hooping at the beginning when he said he’d be sharing his protips or rules for life, even missed part of how he phrased it.) But, here is what I wrote: RNG spawn point – you don’t get to choose your race, economic status, your background, etc. Life isread more

How do people choose goals? I’ve been pondering this more over the past year, as I’ve gone through 2 quarterly planning processes. I’ve never done quarterly planning prior to this year, not in business nor in personal life. Before, I would focus on the overall year or maybe the next week/month. I didn’t have much of a formal process for this. With the quarterly process, I noticed that I was trying to pack a certainread more

Sometimes, I’m not aware that there is an issue in the system I’m using, until I try to use it for a specific purpose. Just a few minutes ago, I tried sending myself a message through my contact form. Weeeell, it turns out, all my messages were stuck in the spam folder! It appears as if I’ve received dozens of messages since implementing the form, but because of how the spam folder works, anything olderread more

Thought I’d share a (quick?) avocado pro tip, easy “hack” for storing them and having them last longer. When avocados turn ripe, they can go bad quickly if not consumed right away. So, here is what I do: 1) Leave any hard avocados out to ripen.2) As soon as an avocado feels slightly soft to press on the outside, store it away in the drawer of the fridge.3) Pull out any soft avocado from theread more

(Note: I diverged quite a bit on this post… I don’t personally know much about Aaron Beck himself, just CBT and how it has helped me.) Dr. Aaron Beck was known for being one of the founders of CBT, cognitive behavior therapy. Although CBT is considered to be a form of psychotherapy, a lot of the techniques are pretty useful for people in general. He lived to be a little over 100 years old. Hisread more

Thank goodness internet archives is a thing! I’ve been blogging on this domain since 2013 (my first post apparently tracing back to September 10th, 2013). Prior to that, I had been using WordPress with a subdomain, the title being Conscious Understanding (I had deleted all my old posts, leaving it with just an update back on September 10th, 2013 as well). The years prior, I had been blogging under various pen names on Xanga, Blogspot,read more