koko & everything else

koko & everything else

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Commit to a New Year Resolution Permanently: How to Stick with It

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We are all guilty of breaking our own promises to ourselves… and yes, I am talking about that New Year’s resolutions we have made in the past that we continuously break… year after year! Somehow, breaking our resolutions almost becomes a habit: a real bad habit that’s hard to break.

How many times have we said to ourselves that we will stay fit for once? How many times we swore not to procrastinate? How many times have you told yourself that this is the last stick you’ll ever smoke? Well, how have you been lately? Are you slimmer? Did you work doubly hard this year? Are you smoke-free? I guess not, because IF YOU DID, YOU WOULDN’T EVEN READ THIS BLOG ANYMORE. 

I dug up a couple of ways how we can stick to our resolutions for 2013. It may not be a 100% effective… but then again, I guess another year of trying to stick with our resolutions wouldn’t hurt. We’ve been doing that for a couple of years now, anyways. So here it is, five ways to stick with your resolutions for 2013.

1. Involve another person. Somehow, we have a nasty habit of breaking our promises to ourselves guilt-free but so hard for us to break promises to a person very close to our hearts. We can share our resolutions to our moms, best friend or even to our lovers. This way, not only will you have someone constantly reminding of your New Year’s resolutions, it would also be hard for you to disappoint or frustrate them.
2. Write it down. Have you heard of the saying, “easy to say, hard to do”? Well, that’s true in most cases especially when it comes to resolutions. Writing it down makes it accurate and precise, rather than just blurting about it spontaneously and forgetting it the very next minute. It gives finality to what we promised. You can even sign it to give it more value.
3. Post it. No, it is not just about posting it on your favorite social media. It is about posting your resolution to a spot where you can always see it. The spot should be somewhere you wouldn’t miss. For me, I have what I call a Vision Board. I created a collage of all the things I want and don’t like. Since its right in front of my working table, it’s hard for me to miss it. I even put motivational quotes there too. Other spots that may work out for you would be your mirror, your fridge or even your rearview mirror (if you drive).

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4. Join a group. Although our resolutions may be unique by purpose and reasons, the deed may not be as different from the resolutions of others. For example, if you promise to quit smoking this 2013, then there may be another person who wants to achieve the same thing. It’s not a bad idea to get together with that person or a group of people sharing the same resolution and stick with it together. It may be easier to get through the process if you know you are not alone.
5. Mark it permanently. I know you may be confused but what I mean about it is to get a tattoo. It may be a phrase or an image; something that represents your resolution and have it permanently inked on your body. Not only is it an artistic and creative way to sticking with your promise, the pain that comes with it makes it more meaningful and personal. The promise is not just simply said, it is marked and it would be really frustrating not to stick with it if you see it every day on your skin, mocking you of your broken resolution.

The first four ways are simple and anyone could just do it. But the last one is a little more sensitive and requires professional help that is legit, true and safe. That’s why the first thing you should do if you want to go through the fifth way is to look for a tattoo artist that can deliver safe and beautiful masterpieces, after all, there’s no turning back if you decided to get inked.

One good people you can count on when it comes to tattoo are the guys from Chilli and Ink. The artists behind it are real time artists who not only respects ART, they also believe that a person who wants to get a tattoo must not only do it for the sake of fashion and trend, the mark should be personal and close to the heart. But what’s even better with them is that they also serve great food as you get inked… you can even bring in your whole barkada with you on your special ink day. They can chill and dine as they wait for you as you make the most permanent mark of your life.

For more information on CHILLI AND INK, you can visit them at 51B Magiting Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City, 1101 Quezon City or simply give them a call/text at 0943-2705875 or 4345517. You can also visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ChilliAndInk.

To help you stick with your 2013 resolutions for good, CHILLI AND INK is giving away ONE (1) P1000.00 OFF Discount Voucher* to ONE (1) lucky person! All you have to do is to LIKE and SHARE this post (to Facebook or Twitter or both) and LIKE the official FB page of Chilli and Ink.And finally, comment in your NAME and SHARE LINK to the comment box below. Deadline of the mini-raffle is on January 6, 2013. 

*Discount Voucher is applicable to Tattoo worth Php3,500 and up


  1. Resolutions are really hard to keep and some couldn't even start it. I keep on promising to make some but hectic schedule does not permit me. Will have to practice a little more discipline.

  2. They say if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. This may also be another way to help in doing your resolution.

  3. Having friends take common challenge (e.g. like everybody has a weight-loss target) then it becomes easier to do.

  4. thanks for sharing about chili and ink.. will visit the page later

  5. I've been wanting to get inked for the longest time! Still waiting for my husband's consent, though. Haha!

  6. i never writen down any resolutions the past couple of years cause i end up not doing it :) BUt hey, I wanna start a habit too!! :D