Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kickin' it to the Curb...

December 11: 11 Things. What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (author: Sam Davidson)

The answers to this question will be a work in progress until I have all 11 listed. Here goes:

1.  Obligations. Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against obligations.. I've just got too many of them. I always feel obligated to do this, obligated to this. I can't say no when someone asks me to do something. I really need to work on this. My life has gotten crazy and I have far too many things going on to keep track of them all. I need to become that person who says no, and is OK with it.

2.  Anger. I'm not an angry person by nature. I do have a tendency to be cranky, and I do have a tendency to let my buttons get pushed and react badly. Especially when it comes to dealing with my son. This is something I've been saying I'm going to work on.. but haven't. I really need to do better with this. He's going to be gone soon, and I don't want his memories of mom to be, "She was such a cranky bitch".

3. Complaining. I can complain with the best of them. It's not that I enjoy it exactly, I'm just really good at it. One of the things I want to work on for 2011 is being more positive. Trying to see more of the good in life, and not focusing so much on the bad. One of the ways I'm going to work on this, is making a conscious effort to keep my status updates on Facebook more easygoing and less whiny. It's easy to whine and complain on Facebook. I'd like to make an effort to stop doing it.

4. Nagging. Especially when it comes to my kids. Or the subtle way I do it with my husband. I don't want to be a nag. I don't want people to feel like all I do is nag. I need to get rid of this. It's going to be hard.. it's almost become a bit of second nature.


Bec said...

This has nothing to do with your post, but everything to do with your picture... I was slicing fudge yesterday and feel like a GENIUS for deciding to use my pizza cutter!! So easy!!!

onescrappychick said...

Becca.. that's because you ARE a genius. I'm going to have to try that next time.