I’m signed up for Reverb10, so during the month of December I’ll be receiving a daily email prompting me to reflect on the past year and manifest the year to come. (Click on the button on the right sidebar for more information)
11 Things - What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011?
I don't need to fit in - I need to work on the fact that I am different and accepting myself for who and what I am. I don't need to be liked by everyone, I don't need to fit in. If I can do this, it will free myself from so much self doubt and add to my confidence. It will also help me to be a better example for my child.
I don't need to be first - I am such a Type A personality and so competitive that I always need to be first...always the best...always right. It hurts friendships, coworkers and my husband. I don't need to be first, I just need to be the best that I can and accept where ever that takes me. If I didn't worry so much about beating everyone else or always being right I would be happier.
I don't need so much stuff - There is no reason for my home to have clutter. There is no real reason for us to have so much stuff. It's time to start paring down to just the essentials. It will make cleaning my home easier and quicker and leave me more time for what's important: family.
I don't need plastic water bottles - I have already made the decision to be more environmentally conscious in the new year and one way that I will do this is to stop buying bottled water. I will add a filter to my kitchen faucet and refill containers at home. It is the least that I can do to stop filling up the landfills and help our planet.
I don't need to worry so much - After making a decision I worry. I worry and over think just about everything in my life. I just need to accept a decision after it is made and move on. No need to worry about the consequences...those will come no matter how much or how little I worry. It will help me to sleep better, thus improving my health and attitude.
I don't need to diet - I just need to make a decision to eat better. Pigeon-holing myself into a particular diet is not healthy because it them consumes me and when I fail I begin feeling self-hatred. Just concentrating on living an overall healthier lifestyle is a better choice for me.
I don't need to be around negative people - I can make the decision about who I want to be around and who I don't want to be around. I don't need to be around negative people just because I feel obligated to or because they are family, old friends, etc. I can choose to walk away...it is in my power.
I don't need to feel regret - The past is the past and I don't need to worry about it and feel any regrets. I can't change what has happened, only move forward and head boldly in the directions of my decisions.
I don't need to be an expert in parenting - I don't need to read all the books, I don't need to consult experts or poll everyone that I know when it comes to parenting. I just need to follow my gut and do what feels best for me and my family.
I don't need excuses - I need to stop making excuses about why I am not doing something. I just need to get off my butt and do it.
I don't need unnecessary obligations - I don't need to do something just because I feel obligated to. I need to stop saying "yes", when I really mean "no." People will understand and the ones that don't shouldn't be in my life.