I’m all over the place in case you guys don’t know. At any given time I can think of several different goals/tasks I’d like to accomplish but finding the time to address all of them is H.A.R.D. So, one thing I want to do is spend less time being idle, you know sitting around watching things you aren’t interested in on TV. How do I accomplish this?
1. Canceling cable. Shocking Right? A mid-twenties girl with no cable. This decision was sparked by first thinking of expenses I could scale back on and then the idea that I can really watch almost anything online. A larger factor was that I’m rarely home as is and I DVR everything and with the addition of graduate school I will have even less time, so why tempt myself. This weekend I’m taking Comcast back their boxes and making the switch. Oh and I also signed up for Netflix because not only can I watch whole seasons of shows, I can stream to my laptop.
2. Spend more quality time with people. I think I’m going to try to spend at least 1 day a month with friends/family. So one friday might be spent with my bff Q and another weekend I might spend Sunday with Granny. I will make a more conscious effort to invest in my friendships and relationships.
3. Enjoy personal time. I enjoy the time I spend alone, even if its just painting my nails or getting ready for work (when I’m not rushing ).
4. Know what’s worth agonizing over. If you can’t fix/change it, don’t stress it.
5. Care less about peoples opinions about me. The person I ultimately wish to please is ME. Do what you do for YOU and no one else. Lately I’ve encountered a person in my life who I want to refer to as a “Negative Nelly” nothing I Say or do is ever sufficient. When I told said person about my graduate school plans they proceeded to tell me this was the wrong field and told me of where the real $ was and that I was wasting my time. Because I asked your opinion? When I told them of my desire to lose weight, everything I did was not enough. A lean cuisine was too fatty of a lunch. They even one time tried to harp on me about the use of a word, which was used correctly. This person always constantly relates to their own worth in terms of money and what they can buy. Eventually when this person would go on tangents I just began to say “ok” and “mmhmm” because you can’t argue with a fool. From afar people can’t tell who the fool is. But I also realized I gave them this power over me. Stop telling them stuff. If everything you do they offer nothing positive or constructive criticism, why did I continue to tell them stuff? Lesson learned. Not to say its easy, but I know I’ll save myself more stress in the end.