I picked up the January Real Simple magazine at the grocery store. I was drawn to the cover, Feel calmer now, make dinner faster, simplify your beauty routine, and the ultimate not-to-do list…
So I decided to create my own not-to-do list and encourage everyone to make one. This New Year is all about CHANGE and these are just a few things I’m doing.
I will not let myself be consumed by things I can not control.
I realize that I tend to stress about the “could be” instead of focusing on the now.
I will not dwell on those last few pounds of baby weight.
My son just turned one and to my amazement my last few pounds didn’t disappear on his birthday (sarcasm). Instead of focusing on the weight, I’m going to work on improving my overall fitness health.
I will do my best NOT to increase my carbon footprint.
I am hoping to find better ways, greener ways to do things throughout my every day life.
I am not going to freak out, stress, or cry about the economy.
This really goes under the “things I can not control”. Instead I will focus on ways to save money. I look forward to the challenge of becoming more frugal.
I will stop making to-do list that never get done.
I have the biggest habit of making impossible to accomplish to-do lists which only makes me upset and disappointed. Instead I will set realistic smaller goals that fit in a reasonable time line.
I will not obsess over how perfect and clean other peoples households appear to be.
Appearances can be deceiving. I will clean when I can, cook when I can, and will run my household the best I can.
I will not dwell on the fact that I am not a full-time work at home mom.
I have a great job that pays the bills, until I can afford to make the transition.
I will not care or worry about what others may think about me.
All I can do is be the best me.
I will not bottle up my feelings and frustrations with the hubs.
If I want something I will ask for it. If I need help I will tell him. I will not let things build up and fester.
What’s on your not-to-do-list? Leave a comment and let me know. Or better yet post your list on your blog and link it to mine. We can keep each other on track.