Last year was THE year of firsts for me, I talked about it here.
Recently, I realized that most of the things I did or experienced for the first time were not imposed on me – they didn’t come from the outside world. (Living through several lockdowns, one would assume that, right?) Well, home office was imposed (although welcome to me), and not having a vacation abroad felt imposed (which, to be precise, would have been possible, though with a higher risk of infection).
One of the (very few) positive side effects of the pandemic: It freed up time! Apparently, I used it to tackle bad habits and things that didn’t serve me anymore. I clearly had more time – and brain capacity – to investigate the issues, or to even just notice them.
So, here is the list of the 13 things I stopped doing in 2020. (And if I may say so: I’m a tiny bit proud of myself.)
- PRIORITIZING everything but sleep
- SITTING… like a lot!
- ACCEPTING my bad posture
- HAVING a bad hair day. Every day!
- CONSUMING too much news
- SPENDING way too much time on social media, namely Instagram
- HIDING my love for cheesy rom-com movies
- DOING guided meditations only (and shying away from free forms of meditation)
- RUSHING through the days like there’s no tomorrow
- NOT BREATHING deeply (which goes together with #9)
- BELIEVING challenges are something to be afraid of instead of being big adventures
- NOT HAVING a supplementary dental insurance
- LIVING with too much clutter
I’m curious: Did you do something for the first time last year (or this year)? Maybe you broke some bad habits? I’d love to hear about it.