I was playing blog catch up the other day when I read Stephanie's post about her Anti-Bucket List and I immediately thought hell yes!
Every year we talk about the things we're going to do and the plans we're putting in place. No one ever talks about the things they won't do. So, to take a page from Steph's blog....
Say yes when I mean No
I'm usually really good about this. If I don't want to do something you're going to be hard-pressed to get me to sway. Still, there are times when my resilience flounders and I find myself committing to something I either don't care about or have no interest in doing. That flag isn't going to fly this year. In fact, I've burned it.
Although I love these in theory, they never work for me. Either I completely forget to account for things or I blow the freeze in the first week. They feel ultra restrictive to me and as a true Sagittarian, if I feel restricted, I'm going to lash out. So although I will monitor my spend/save habits and try to be conservative and thoughtful about my purchases, there will be no bans or freezes.
Not. Happening. Yes, I intend to eat better and be mindful of my food choices. Yes, I will be seeing a nutritionist in a week but what won't be happening... Weight Watchers or any other diet program that requires me to spend money and go to meetings or track my food in special apps (except MFP, I love that app and its 100% by choice) in an effort to retrain my brain. Not. Happening. Diets are all bullshit and if I just stick with my plan - being mindful of what I'm eating - then I will succeed.
Can I get an amen!? I put so much bullshit blog pressure on myself and I'm not having it this year. Does it really matter whether I religiously post MWF? Does it matter if I'm current with link ups or if I post a week late? Does it matter if I'm picked for campaigns? N O P E! This is my space and it only matters what I want for it. If it stops being fun then I stop blogging. Here's to keeping it fun.
Give 3rd chances
I tend to be somewhat lenient when allowing people to redeem themselves. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem cutting someone off and never speaking to them again if necessary, but sometimes I give extra opportunities for redemption when it's not warranted. Case in point, the "friend" I ask a favor of and they say yes, no problem and then bail on me... twice.
These five things may not be major but I know they'll add to my Year of Less