I wrote a post about a month ago on the things that I’m trying and changing for the rest of the year, and it’s been going really good so far. It got me thinking of the things that I currently do that don’t serve me well. And to be honest, even though it will be hard to stop some of them, I’m not sure why I still do them. Life is short and there is no point in spending time doing things that don’t benefit me or my life. So I thought I would share the things I’ll stop doing for the rest of the year, and hopefully for longer than that!
I know this one is going to be the hardest out of all of them because I’ve been doing it the longest. But over the years I’ve gotten better at it and I know I can improve with some hard work and dedication. I tend to put things off sometimes because I don’t want to do them. But sometimes I put it off because I like the thrill and anticipation that comes before doing something. I have no idea why I do this, but my plan is to adopt the 5-minute rule (I think that’s what it’s called). This is when you dedicate 5 minutes to starting something since that is always the hardest part. And often you’ll find that what you’re putting off isn’t that bad. My overall goal is to just do things when they need to be done and not wait to do it later.
Now, don’t get me wrong, throughout my days I do plenty of things that I love. But I tend to not make as much time anymore for the smaller things that aren’t the most “productive” like sewing or even sometimes reading. I think it’s because these past 2 months have been pretty busy but for the rest of the year, I want to give myself around 1-hour 2-3 times a week to just do something because I want to. Getting into the mindset that doing something I love that isn’t the most “productive” is okay has been hard, but I want to continue by dedicating time to it. Because if something brings you joy than it is not a waste of time.
The older I get the more I tend to worry, which I think is normal especially when in your 20’s. I’ve gotten better at this recently but I want to continue reminding myself that worrying doesn’t do me any good. Everything will work out in the end and I can only control or plan so much. The beauty of life is the unknown journey and worrying is not coming along for the ride much longer.
Wearing: Sweater: A New Day (Target) | Red Beanie: Gap | Pants: ASOS
Now, this is a challenging list and chances are I won’t 100% stop doing all of these things. But it’s the trying that counts and any progress is better than none. So I’d love to know what one thing you want to stop doing or give up for the rest of the year! It’s never too late to break a habit or do something different.