The Fear of Doing Something “Badly” –
Sometimes I’m guilty of taking myself a little too seriously – and worrying too much about not doing something at an advanced level. Need an example? in 2016 I hosted Thanksgiving for my family. I was so worried I would be “bad” at the hosting gig – and ruin the holiday for my guests. Turns out, I was wrong! The weekend ended up being a great success and I can’t wait to host a holiday again soon! Need another example? I was super intimidated to try a popular HIIT class in town (BLAST for my local readers) and too afraid of failure to even try the free trial. A friend finally convinced me to go with her, and I LOVED it. In fact, I loved it so much I dragged my husband along with me…and HE loved it so much he bought a membership! My fear of failure – or being bad at something – was keeping me from some really great experiences.
Allow Clutter Back in My Life –
In 2016 I was pretty good about getting rid of clutter. I embraced the Konmari Method, gave away books I loved that I was sure I would read again (but didn’t/won’t), committed to keeping countertops and tables clear and tried (and sometimes successfully) put away everything I took out. Except coffee cups. I can’t for the life of me put those back. So while I did well in 2016, there is room for improvement and work to be done.
Not Cooking Because I’m Lazy –
I’m trying to cook more. WAY MORE. in 2017. We had a lot going on in 2016, so we kind of gave ourselves a pass every now and then and indulged in WAY too much takeout and restaurant splurging. Most of the time I made excuses about being too busy or wanting to keep the kitchen clean (lame, I know) – but really I was just too lazy. Perusing Pinterest for a recipe, going to the grocery store then cooking the food just seemed like a hill too high to run. But really, I need to stop making excuses and just do it. I actually really like cooking – so what’s my major malfunction? Here’s to firing up the oven WAY more often in 2017.
What habits are you breaking in 2017?