Things I do that I shouldn’t do anymore

In the spirit of the new year, I have been thinking about the habitual behavior in my life that I would like to change. Since admitting you have a problem is half the solution (or something like that), I’ve decided to write down a list of the things that I currently do that I (probably) shouldn’t do anymore:

  • Say “I’m sorry,” when I’m not, or when there is nothing to be sorry for;
  • Decline anyone’s offer of help, ever;
  • Say “yes” to things I really don’t want to do and then feel all resentful about having to do them;
  • Listen to Justin Bieber songs;
  • Take more than the prescribed amount;
  • Worry about problems that I don’t have yet and may never have;
  • Skip therapy because it’s hard;
  • Move my husband’s stuff because he didn’t put it in the “right” place according to my OCD;
  • Take constructive criticism, or even the mere suggestion that I do something differently, as personal criticism;
  • Cyberstalk;
  • Not eat because I’m sad or scared;
  • Eat (or drink) too much because I’m sad or scared;
  • Talk over and interrupt other people, including my kids;
  • Not REALLY listen to what someone is saying to me;
  • Avoid things I’m not good at;
  • Use the babies as an excuse to stay home and not see friends;
  • Pick on myself so much;
  • Drive without wearing my glasses;
  • Make promises or threats that I can’t or don’t intend to follow through with, especially as applied to my three-year-old;
  • Finish books I don’t really like;
  • Pretend I’m ever going to learn to dress myself, put on makeup or do my hair like an adult;
  • Make so many lists (Just kidding, I will never stop. Never.)

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