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Three Things — Stop Doing Crap You Don’t Want To

Three Things, my Wednesday post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.

One. Perspective —

There’s nothing that can bring on the gratitude like feeling SO much better after feeling craptastic. Yesterday morning something came on me FAST, freight train fast while I was in the coffee shop getting some work done. In the 2 minutes it took me to walk to my car I knew I was about to become reacquainted with my breakfast (in public no less) AND there was no way I was going to be able to drive my car home.

Sorry if you feel that’s TMI. Not me, I’m all about the I. I’m grateful for a partner that ubered over to drive me home and then took care of me. Mostly I’m grateful that my stomach is no longer churning like a broken washing machine. Pink in my cheeks and some pep in my step. Just plain happy.


Two. Habits. Make good ones and keep them —

I got an email from Jen Sincero this morning. You know, me and the thousands of other people on her mailing list. She’s offering an older e-course of hers about developing and maintaining our habits. Our habits are our realities. They make up our days, weeks, and months. They ARE how we spend our time. If you’re the resolution sort, or the goal sort, this $97 course will serve as a kickass complement to whatever you have planned for 2018. Or maybe you haven’t thought about any goals or milestones for 2018. Maybe this is the jumpstart you were waiting for. Habits. How are yours now? I for SURE have room for improvement. Her offer expires December 31st.


Three. Christmas cards + All the things we heap upon ourselves. —

Let’s just say no, shall we? I’ve had this conversation with a couple of my friends over the last week. The amount of crap we heap upon our plates towers up like an illustration in a Dr. Suess book. This can be applied to many things, but is clearly illustrated with holiday cards.

Some years I send them, others I don’t. It’s largely based on: do I feel like doing it? Will it bring a smile to my face? If it’s a “no” year, then I put that decision to rest and don’t revisit it again. Not with guilt and certainly no waffling. The very last thing I want to do is sign myself up for a project that is meant to be a fun update for everyone and instead it’s my own personal dirge.

As I close down 2017 I’ll be asking myself, “Self, what else can you throw off your list that really serves no purpose except making you stabby?” GREAT question. I’ll be noodling on this. What about you? What can you give up and say good riddance to?