Thursday, May 8, 2014

Breaking the cycle of breaking promises

I know I've talked about her before, but my adoration of Nicole over at A Life Less Bullshit just continues to grow.

Last week, she released an audio post about something I'm so guilty of -- breaking promises to myself.

I make all these grand plans and set these great goals ... but I rarely reach them.  Remember that whole clean eating thing I was going to do?  I was good for about two weeks and then I had a bad day and then just let it fall apart.  And how about my Wallet Watch for April?  Again, I was good for two weeks and then I crashed and burned.  So then I just gave up.

I need to break this cycle.  Badly.  Or I will never get to be the person I want to be.  I want to eat better.  I want to save money and learn how to live on a budget.  But I'll never get there if I keep making promises to myself and then breaking them.

Her podcast last week was a real kick in the butt.  And I needed it.  I may just have to favorite that post on Bloglovin' so I can go back to it every week.

I refuse to try and recap her podcast, so I'm sharing it instead.  If you struggle with your goals (like I do), take the 10 minutes and listen to it. It's totally worth the 10 minutes.


Fair warning: She likes profanity.  And I do too, but I realize not everyone does, so ... just be aware it's in there.


  1. I will have to listen to that podcast, as I've been known to break my promises before as well. I was in that situation last year at the end of the summer, but when I got my new job I started to turn my life around and realized it was *exactly* what I needed to be doing--saving money and sticking to a budget, working out more, eating healthier. It's changed my life, and I know that you can do it, just set your goals reasonable for where you're at right now and you will get there!!! :)

  2. I'm definitely going to have to listen to that podcast because I am so guilty of this too. It's a cycle that is so easy to get into and so tough to get out of.

  3. I'm so guilty of this too-- I have grand ideas and plans for myself, but I flame out super fast. I need to learn how to not give into my "right now wants" so quickly.


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