New Year; Old Habits | Pamela Brill

January 5, 2015 8:37 PM

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I always have a lot of items on my to-do list. I've tried as many organizational planners/calendars/apps as I have diets. There's a feeling of optimism and hope buying a new planner and filling it with plans, dates, to-do lists, reminder alarms, shopping lists, more to-do lists. I get the same feeling when I mentally swear off carbs or subscribe to the food plan du jour. The first few days are good. I am driven, organized, focused and hopeful.

And then, just like that, I am on the other side of the apex. Sliding down into a vat of disorganization and macaroni and cheese. I look at my planner and it actually looks blurry to me (I will not get reading glasses, damn it. I will squint until 50 if I need to ). So then I commit to writing in di...

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