Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year



That was perfect! Thank you Uncle Jay. Will you marry me?

Reverse psychology, by its most rudimentary definition, infers that to get someone to do something we must tell them to do the exact opposite. For years, New Year's resolutions made were New Year's resolutions unkept for me. So this year I hope to use reverse psychology on myself so at the end of the year I can say I actually kept some of my resolutions.

So here are my reverse psychology resolutions for 2009! (In reverse order of course)

10. To not win more than a million dollars in any lotto, lottery, mega-millions or anything else I forget to enter.

9. To gain 20 or more pounds.

8. To be broke and homeless.

7. To be sickly and infirm.

6. To have no friends.

5. To lose my job.

4. To lose my appetite for chocolate and hamburgers.

3. To have no clothes and walk naked throughout the Pacific Northwest.

2. To lose my memories.

1. To not finish the cozy mystery lounging happily in my head and partially on my computer.

There you have it! My reverse psychology resolutions. Any bets on how many I won't keep? Any you want to add?

8 comments:

Robin said...

Great concept!!! OK, I'll add, "I'll sleep until noon on weekends and get nothing done in the mornings." (That's what I do now.)

Merry Monteleone said...

Here's hoping you break every one of them... except the appetite for chocolate thing... how full can life be with no craving for chocolate?

Ello said...

Glad to see you back!

My reverse psychology doesn't work for me because I do it on my kids all the time and it never works. I'll just make NO resolutions instead!

wordtryst said...

Ooh, I think I'll adopt these. They're perfect for me!

ORION said...

Oh perfect!
I'm going to waste copious amounts of time blogging...

Mary Witzl said...

Go on -- break 'em all!

Hmm, what to add? How about developing a passion for housecleaning and ironing? Don't laugh: it happened to an aunt of mine, and it was terrible!

cindy said...

haha! great post, AW!

for me :

to not meet any of my deadlines.

to fail miserably in promotion and publicity for my debut and have absolutely ZERO sales.

okay, now i feel a little stressed.i think reverse pyschology backfired. wah!

Maddy said...

Good grief! Well you're welcome to wander around naked in my neck of the woods, you'd be in good company, and it's a lot warmer here for that kind of thing!
Cheers