I have all sorts of things I need to get rid of in the coming year. From material goods to negative influences to hard feelings, there is a milieu of random things I could toss from my life and be a better person. Will I? Well, that will be interesting to see. I may not make all 11 things, but we'll give it a shot.
- Checking Facebook before going to bed.
I have a slight problem where I take my crackberry with me to bed so I have both the phone and my alarm close to me. Instead of going to sleep, I often do a last minute scan of my FB peeps. Instead of reading or doing a crossword like I used to, I am now scrolling through pages of statuses that could definitely wait til morning. I may have to put my phone in the bathroom and turn the alarm up.
- Keeping "stuff".
I have more "stuff" than I know what to do with. The Guy is horrified by the sheer amount of things I brought into this house. Things I have put into their places and never looked at them again. Drawers of clothes I have never opened again. Boxes of crafts I have never done anything with. It is my goal to get rid of something every month to cut down on the clutter.
- Being disorganized.
I am only productive when I have a list going. I need everything written down in front of me or nothing gets done. Nothing exists unless it is written in front of my face. I need to get rid of my laziness and start making lists and getting it done!
- Watching TV out of boredom.
There are days where I do nothing but watch bad TV. I may not be watching Dr. Phil or Donahue but I watch mindless drivel instead of doing things. I want to read more and go outside and finish my lists! No more 5 hour marathons of The First 48 just because I'm lazy!
- Being lazy. (There was a pattern here, so I thought I should address it.)
I would like to stop being lazy. To not do things because I don't feel like it. To avoid things because I don't want to deal. I will get up and be active!!
- Five to ten more pounds
I'm still doing okay with the weight loss thing. I'm stabling out now in my steady decline of weight despite eating garbage and I realize that now I'm going to have to work harder to lose anything. But, my goal (and not my Wii Fit's goal for me -- like I'm ever going to be the same weight I was in high school!) is to be a little closer to my ideal weight and get a bit more tone to my body. I will go back to the Wii and get back into taking care of my body again.
- Unrealistic expectations
Of people, things and experiences. Instead, I will be realistic and acknowledge life is not always as I think it should be -- and sometimes that isn't a bad thing.
I can't list 11 things. I am sure there are more things I should ditch, but it's hard to think of all at once. If I did manage to get rid of these things, I am sure my life will be more productive, more active, and more calm.
But, I always seem to do my best work amid chaos.
Side note: If anyone who is not related to me can tell me where the obscure quote is from without cheating, I will give you eternal internet high fives.