Post Edited (Akram) : 6/28/2006 9:52:46 AM (GMT-6)
Good job Akram!
Hi Akram, Your not alone in this at all and please know that you can always find encouragement here with us. Don't be disappointed with yourself for missing a day of work. This is why you want to set your goal off small and think okay I'm going to going to work all this week. Try not to worry so much about next week it comes soon enough...
You did well for a few weeks Akram...don't be so hard on yourself. You did good.
I understand about the different culture, and perhaps if you wanted to get others gifts that would be okay but they may wonder why your buying them stuff for no real occasion?? I have always set goals for myself like that going all the way back to when I first went off to school at University of MO. I would say if I got an 90 or higher in a certain class that may be hard or whatever than I could buy myself the pair of shoes I had been wanting that I didn't want to spend all the money on, or that really great purse. It gave me incentive to try harder, and I had to stick to my resolve that if I did get below what I set as my goal, I didn't get my reward. Things are very much different here in the United States though....