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identify 43 things I don't like about myself and change them


I'm an illusion, just a shadow flickering underneath the sun has written 2 entries about this goal

8 down, 35 to go!

I’m not even one fifth through…oh well. I think I may make some separate and specific goals for some of the things here I’m going to work on right now.

The Final List

I’m going to try to do things that I know I will be able to change, with work. Many things I don’t like about myself, I know I can just not realistically do anything about.

I will have them all bold, and when I accomplish one, I will unbold it. Simple enough.

1. I spend too much time on the computer.
2. My room is always messy.
3. I don’t excersize every day.
4. I weigh myself constantly.
5. I don’t write enough letters or personal emails.
6. I eat sweets when I should be eating something healthy.
7. I waste too much of my life on the computer playing spider solitare.
8. I usually eat when I’m bored.
9. I rarely help out by walking my dog.
10. I always get in bed too late.
11. I am rarely able to think before I speak.

12. I buy too many cds I turn out not to like.
13. I never start my homework until very late.
14. It seems like I do the same thing every single day.
15. I am ignorant to what is going on in the world.
16. I talk too much.
17. I laugh too much at things that just aren’t funny.
18. I have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
19. I basically never walk to school, though I should more.
20. I can’t keep from crying about many stupid things.
21. I’ve kind of stopped keeping up with my journal.
22. I am on AIM too much.
23. I don’t practice clarinet enough.
24. I don’t even practice guitar enough.
25. I never know what to do when I’m bored, other than go straight to the computer.

26. I’m a little bit too obsessive.
27. I rarely do chores without being asked.
28. I’m very ignorant about a lot of things.
29. I’m too indecisive, and I need to THINK before making decisions or doing things.

30. I don’t read enough.
31. I don’t own enough of my favorite movies. I say everyone should own at least a few of their favorite movies!
32. I can never eat just one piece of gum.
33. I could be nicer.
34. I don’t cook or bake that much, and when I do it’s just the same old recipes.
35. I take too long to write thank you notes.
36. I sometimes get in a really bad mood when I have to do chores.
37. I get annoyed at my parents for almost every little thing they do.
38. I spend too much money on things I don’t really want, need, or use.
39. I have a hard time getting rid of any of my clutter.
*0. I say “like” too much.
41. I say “totally” too much.
42. I say “wicked” too much.
43. I never really bother trying to change myself.

Well there you have it, 43 things that I don’t like about myself. Now let’s see if I can actually do something about it.


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