Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dem tings, dem tings on de pillow #reverb10

December 11 Things. What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Prompt by @samdavidson)

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


  1. But, I always seem to do my best work amid chaos.
    George W Bush?

  2. I think #7 is worth 5 so you actually really did do 11.


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