I was inspired by this post on the Lululemon blog. It's all about what some of your "stop doing" goals are. It made me realize that it's not just the "to do" goals that are important - it's also to realize what thoughts, behaviors, etc aren't healthy and something you want to stop.
Image from We Heart It.
Here is what I came up with:
1. Stop wishing I was somebody else - Quit comparing - Just DO what I love not what I think I should love just because someone else (someone I admire) does. I am unique enough to follow my own inspirations.
2. Stop wasting time online looking at things like Facebook! All I do is compare myself to others when I look at that. Use your time productively!
3. Stop criticizing myself and others - it is not nice - not good karma and just hurts myself in the long run. Celebrate all people for their differences, even if they might drive you a little batty. Look for the beauty - it is there.
4. Stop constantly thinking of the future. Revel in the now and take strength in it. Realize that life IS now, not the future. There is so much to see and enjoy each and every day - make a point to see it.
5. Stop fearing what you don't have and realize what you do. There is so much there - you are so lucky. Remember even if you are comparing yourself to someone who apparently has it all - they are looking at someone else and comparing. Don't waste your time. If you always want you will never realize the greatness of what you have.
6. Stop thinking of past events. You can't go back - you can't change anything. Things do fall into place and no matter what, you have learned your way through life. Look forward at today and next week - but not too far! (notice #4. heehee)
7. Stop putting things off. Do them today - you will be SO glad you did. Even if that thing sucks - just do it - get it done, move on. The pleasure in that will be amazing!
So that's my stop doing list? What's on yours?
Quote of the day:
"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination." - Souza