I'm a big supporter of reevaluation. In all aspects of life. If something isn't working for you - change it. If you're not happy with something - change it. I strongly believe that we make our own luck, and as such are the creators of our own lives. Things don't just happen to us. We bring them about by a series of thoughts and decisions.
Here are four things I've stopped doing to either effectuate change or because they no longer serve me.
We are fully immersed in a digital world. Everything is digital. Photos. Music. Shopping. And I for one use it to make my life easier as much as I possibly can. Still, there are some tech advances that are now a hindrance and iTunes, for me, is one of them. I use Spotify exclusively and I can't tell you the last time I synced a playlist to a phone. Probably 2011-ish?
Did you just gasp? I know. I can hardly believe I'm even saying it because I'm a planner girl to my core. The thing is, when I started last fall I went
a little very overboard in buying stickers and now I have a TON that aren't being used. I've RAK'd a lot of stuff but it really just ends up being a waste of money and I'm not having that anymore either. There is one sticker shop I buy from monthly, and this is fine. All the rest, I'm shopping what I have.
This is both true and untrue. I still take a lot of photos but I'm more selective now. I used to take pictures of everything I saw/liked/thought was funny/wanted to share. It made for tons of pics that were taking up space in my phone or on my hard drive, all to never be looked at again. Then I decide to clean up my photos and I have all this nonsense to go through. Honestly, I have a ton of pics on my phone (1,379 as of this drafting) and some are from Cancun (September 2016) that I haven't even gone through because THERE ARE SO MANY. Point is, I'm a lot more selective about what I'm taking pictures of so that I don't have to clean up later on.
Shopping at Target
Blasphemy, I know. This isn't to say that I don't still shop at Target, it's just that I no longer hit up Target every single weekend. There was a time (circa 2010) when I would get really bored on Sunday afternoons so I'd head to Target and walk the entire store just to get out of the house. Of course I would spend no less than $40 every trip on who-knows-what. A book here, clearance top there... it added up quick and going every Sunday really started screwing with me financially. Once I realized what I was doing I quit Target cold turkey and haven't looked back.
What about you? Have you cut something, or someone, out of your life because it no longer serves you?