Tuesday, 31 August 2010

I should really start studying

I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but I don't really study. Or do homework. It's not that I am trying to be a bad arse or anything like that. I have just never been all that good at studying or getting assignments done. Despite this I pretty much kick arse in tests and exams and almost always pass and often score better than people who do spend a lot of time studying.

I am not telling you this to show how amazing and talented I am. I am telling you because it is stupid. If I can pass on zero study imagine the scores I could get if I did study! I tell myself this after test and exam but it still doesn't change my ways next time round. I guess I just don't have that motivation to study. Or maybe with so many other things to do and worry about, studying gets pretty low on my priority list.

So dear readers I ask you, how do you study? What tips do you have for me, to get me motivated to make it easier. Technically I feel like I should be getting high distinctions in all my classes if I just applied myself better but applying myself is where I have the trouble!

Help me!!

Love Caz xoxo xxxx

Friday, 20 August 2010

Right now resolution #1 and #2

#1: Wake up at 6am every morning and do yoga and eat breakfast. EVERY.MORNING.

This is kinda a redo of an old resolution. Actually I'm combining the three into one. I tried the wake up at 6am thing. I set my alarm. In fact my alarm still goes off at 6am every morning but I never, ever, actually woke up at 6am. Couldn't do it. I am not a morning person. So I am trying again and this time I am combining it with a morning yoga session and a proper breakfast!

Of course to get up at 6am I can't be going to sleep late like I always do so this brings me to my second right now resolution

#2: Get to bed by 10pm every night.

Ok so this resolution is going to be broken every Friday night because I don't get home from work till about 11pm at the earliest but I'm hoping to have a job change soon that will fix that.

Apparently the optimum amount of sleep an adult needs is between 7.5 and 9 hours. so by going to be by 10pm I'm aiming for 8 hours sleep per night. Hopefully the combination of these two resolutions will result in me being less tired during the day; improve my general health; and improve my flexibility (yoga). That's the aim anyway! I really hope I can stick to it this time around. I know that it will take a while to get my body clock ticking in time with the new routine but hopefully after the first week I'll find it a lot easier and I'll find myself getting a lot more work done!

Wish me luck everyone! Or better still...send me positive reinforcement!!

Love Carrie! xoxo xxxx  

Edit: Everyone go have a look through the link that Steven Mcg left in the comments on this post. I am going to try the Steve Pavlina approach from now on so maybe the bed before 10pm thing will be redundant. We'll see. Go on read them!


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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Right Now Resolutions

Late last year, around New Years time I started thinking about resolutions but instead of waiting till New Years Day to start then I decided to make them "right now resolutions". I can't remember all of them and I know for a fact I broke almost all of them but I also know that some of them did have a positive effect on my life. So I have decided to start making a few more.

Some of them, like the first one I'm about to make, are repeats or similar to the old ones I made. So if you follow me on Twitter you may remember them...and it probably means the resolution didn't go so well the first time.

I encourage you guys to give right now resolutions a try! Got something you have been wanting to do/change? Why wait? Do it now! Give it a go! They can be anything, from something small like washing your hair twice a week to something BIG like finding a new career. Resolve yourself to do it and change your life right now!

Love Carrie xoxo xxxx

P.s. what right now resolutions will you make?

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Thursday, 12 August 2010

I cried at K-Mart today

That sounds dramatic. Here is where it gets more dramatic. Today's shopping trip to K-Mart was one of the most traumatic shopping experiences I have ever had. Traumatic and hilarious!

When Stevo came home from work we headed down to K-Mart to get some new pillows for me, a new doona cover for our bed and a new bedset for Bayleys room. We all sleep with two pillows each which of course means we needed to buy extra pillowcases. This is where we ran into a slight problem.

I wanted black pillowcases. There was only one. Dammit. Ok we'll get blue! The only blue that matches the doona cover... no pillowcases left, mind you there is plenty of all the non matching blues. Aaahhh!! Well then we'll get grey! Sweet there is plenty of grey. Fuck you K-Mart they are all U-shape. By now I am in tears of laughter because we have been running between linen aisles yelling at pillowcase packets and getting extremely frustrated. FINE WE"LL JUST GET THAT ONE BLACK ONE FOR NOW.

So we got it. We drove home. I went out again and Stevo sorted out the bed.

I get home later and Stevens says

"hey you know how you were asking me if you can get pillowcases for those small square pillows? Well you can"

"oh ok babe cool" I reply

"ask me how I know that" he says smirking

confused I ask "How do you know that?"

"Follow me" he says and heads to our bedroom.

Laying on our bed is that one black pillowcase we managed to find.

One.giant.square.pillowcase.

You have got to be fucking kidding me it's the wrong size. Apparently we didn't notice that the package said "European" not that I even knew that European meant stupidgiantsquarepillow.

So K-Mart to you I say, how about you order in some more goddamn regular shaped pillow cases in colours that match the sheet sets you sell.

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!

What was your most traumatic/hilarious/annoying shopping experience?

Love Carrie xoxo xxxx