Less doing might lead to more of everything that matters. If your brain and body and soul are begging for a break, check out this list of things to stop doing. It'll inspire you to clear away what's not working for you. So you can pay more attention to what *is* working, and feel so. much. better.
“Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.” — Brian Tracy
This “stop doing” list is inspired by Danielle Laporte’s Free and Clear 6-week guided experience (it's free). Try it out for yourself. It'll bring clarity to the habits, distractions, behaviors, and beliefs that are running the show behind the scenes. Once you see it all, you can free yourself from it all.
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26 Things to Stop Doing (From My List, to Yours)
- Saying “yes” before you’ve truly considered how a “yes” might end up feeling later on.
- Checking your email every time you get a new notification.
- Getting so many notifications.
- Feeling guilty about doing what’s right for you.
- Going through the whole day without stretching.
- Transitioning from one activity to another without taking a break to reset.
- Expecting so much without first knowing why you expect so much.
- Clinging to things that naturally want to keep moving.
- Spending so much time fretting about time.
- Doubting your strengths.
- Doubting your possibilities.
- Thinking that others never struggle and you're the only one who has ever felt this way.
- Pretending that nobody understands.
- Countering compliments with reasons why you wouldn’t have given yourself that compliment.
- Working as soon as you wake up.
- Checking your phone as soon as you wake up.
- Feeding the belief that you're too busy to have fun.
- Making comments about financial lack.
- Acting like self-care isn’t still a priority on good days.
- Devaluing your happiness every time something tragic happens in the world.
- Doing ten things at a time.
- Carrying your work around with you (on your shoulders, in your head) when you're not working.
- Mindlessly carrying residual energy over from one area of your life to another.
- Silently seeking praise and then being disappointed that you didn’t get it.
- Using the word “can’t.”
- Using the word “should.”
This could all be transformed... into wonderful white space, or something brand new.
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Which of these things did you need to stop doing, too?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!
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