(Apologies for the lateness of my post, but for some reason, it refused to publish. GAH!)
So, you may notice that things look a little different around here, again. The super talented Kris Norris linked my blog together with my website and redid my site and we tweaked the blog to coordinate. Take a look around – I just love it! Norris does amazing work!
Now, on to the blog post.
As always, this is in no particular order, and I’m sure you’ll notice there are a lot of things I should be doing but I’m not–hence the point of this post. However, this is an informative post, not a cry for help or an invitation to extol the virtues of all of the things I’m not doing but should.
10.) Not hitting snooze three or four times in the morning. I know I should just get up when the alarm goes off, but I’m so damn tired.
9.) Getting enough sleep. Yes, I know. That’s clearly related to the previous item, but since I haven’t figured out a way to eke out more hours from the day to make all of my work deadlines, something’s gotta give somewhere.
8.) Meditating. Or you know, some other calming activity that would probably help quell the never ending anxiety. Even when I try to find time, I end up unable to relax because I can’t muzzle those helpful inner voices who constantly remind me of the shit I could be getting if I weren’t trying to meditate.
7.) Exercising. Yes, I know I should do it to help reduce stress and be healthier, but trying to squeeze in a workout on top of everything else, especially when I fucking loathe working out? It’s not happening, right now.
6.) Drinking more water. This is actually a pretty easy one. I don’t have a good reason for not drinking more.
5.) Eating. I have a bad habit of forgetting to eat during the day. I know this isn’t good for my metabolism, and yet, here we are. Conversely, sometimes, I just eat all the things. Neither, is any good.
4.) Writing every day. Still looking for that elusive balance between editing, audio prepping, family, other obligations, and writing.
3.) Purge the house of excess stuff. There’s so much stuff around here that’s not getting used, and just needs to be donated. I just need to find the time to do it.
2.) Practicing Self-Care. I absolutely suck at this. I don’t know why it’s so hard to take any time off. Right now, I’m managing one or two episodes of Parks and Rec a week. It’s something, though, but some nights, I’d like to just sit and knit or sew something that was just for fun rather than squeezing in a project in time for gift giving or a specific event.
1.) Asking for help. I don’t know why this is so hard.
So…what do you feel like you should be doing that you’re not?
Be sure to check out the other bloggers’ post and see what they’re feeling like they ought to be doing.
Kris * Siobhan * Deelylah * Torrance * Jessica * Gwen
7 thoughts on “Top 10: Things I Should Do…But Don’t”
Boy, I can relate to a lot of this! Especially the one about meditating. I have come to accept that I’m never going to meditate. I admire people who do, but there is no way my brain is ever going to shut off enough to do that. I’ve found that my mind is at its calmest when I’m walking outdoors, so I should definitely do that more often. I guess that falls under self-care, another hard one to do!
Good list and all items we all “should” do. Things I should do? Hmmmm . . . Exercise for sure. I have all the tools except desire and/or motivation. Need to work on that. 😀
I could add your list to mine, Bronwyn. But a particularly liked “this is an informative post, not a cry for help or an invitation to extol the virtues”. Gotta add that to my post. 🙂
Love the new look. But, on first glance, and my bad eyesight, the guy holding a guitar in your header-looks like her bum.
Take vitamins. I stop taking them, I slow waaay down. Iron. Vitamin B complex and Ashwagandha.
Take care, my friend.
But they put the snooze button in there for a reason! it’s the ….okay I need to get up soon… button. Great list. Seems we all have some common ones. And I love your site, too 🙂
I so love your list!! And, let me suggest, instead of meditating Wine. Yep, wine totally works. 😉
Nodded along as I read through this. And yeah, asking for help…shouldn’t be as hard as it is.