the illusion of a self promise

16 Jul


I will go to bed earlier

I will drink more water

I will swim 50 rounds in the pool

I will find some time for myself

I will, I will, I will…

Do you ever fall into the trap of making promises to yourself that you are almost sure you can’t keep? I know I do.

Although I am quite the logical & realist, I fool myself in believing that I can actually follow through. I don’t set the bar too high though. I am not kidding myself by setting unachievable goals (like losing 5 pounds in the next two weeks). My day to day simple goals are not that hard to achieve.


Maybe it is the fact that sometimes the one goal interferes with the completion of the other (no, I don’t mean drinking water from the pool). Let me give you an example.  After what seems to me like an excruciatingly slow morning with the kids, I usually get to a point after lunchtime where I am willing to do anything to get them out of my way (yes, what a splendid & caring mom I am). On the days that my bribing & threatening techniques have actually ‘worked’ and I do get some alone time I prefer doing ANYTHING rather than taking a nap. Although I know that deep down, the only way I will function better is to get the much needed sleep. Am I a psycho? a lunatic? a wacko?

Do you ever fool yourselves with self promises that you know you won’t keep?

Until next time



3 Responses to “the illusion of a self promise”

  1. momtimes4 July 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    I do this all the time! I pretty much have new resolutions for each day. Ha Ha!

  2. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos July 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Yep, this is my life! Hope you get a rest soon!

  3. July 17, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    I like the picture you added – you look so happy.
    I often have unrealistic expectations for how much I can accomplish. Something inevitably slows my down.

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