Some mornings when I wake up – I start running through all the things I need to do that day in my head. Even though I already have my to-do list written from the night before. Does this happen to you? But I’ll tell you what I don’t do – I don’t think of things that I need to STOP doing. And I would bet you don’t either. But maybe we should…
The New Year is coming up and you might already be thinking about your resolutions, which I think are a waste of time if they aren’t super targeted. Maybe you want to stop obsessively checking your emails, or drinking less soda. Why not start with some simple things so you’ll be in good shape when the New Year rolls around?
Here are some things you should include on your “To-Don’t” list:
Negative thoughts – The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting grayer, but don’t let it effect your mood. At the end of the day it’s tempting to obsess over the things you got wrong, but it’s not going to change anything. So you missed the bus? It’s okay – there’ll be another one!
Things you hate – At the bottom of your to-do lists there will probably be a couple of boring and time consuming tasks that are important, but not that important. The best thing you can do is to stop doing those tasks! I’m serious — look into a app like Fancy Hands or TaskRabbit as a way to outsourcing jobs you don’t need to be doing yourself, freeing up your time for more important and fun tasks.
Junk food – We would all eat more healthy if junk food wasn’t so tasty and convenient! There’s nothing wrong with a burger every now and again, but when you treat yourself better you tend to feel better! I just did a shoot for work with my friend and Yogi Tara Stiles from Strala Yoga in NYC. She’s the perfect example of what healthy eating will get you! She has a new book out called “Make Your Own Rules Diet” that has lots of yummy recipes and easy ways to incorporate yoga and meditation into your life. She made us her healthy “Shells and Cheese” and boy was it delish!
So that’s just a few ideas – but what else can we cut out of our lives and put on our to-don’t list? Would love to hear from you!
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