Rather than making “Resolutions” this weird New Year, I’ve decided to do some “Life Editing.” What follows is my A to Z list of items and habits I’m vowing to edit out of my life as a way to make room for more good stuff !
A Adverbs: Because life is short, isn’t it, Ernest?
B Babbling: Who wants to listen to all my useless small talk anyway?
C Cheap French Wine: Où est le point ? Taste is everything !
D Dillydallying: Life’s too short to waste time !
E Exaggerating: Why make circumstances seem wilder than they really are?
F Following: Lead, instead.
G Giving Up: Keep going, even when I think I can’t.
H Hurrying: If I’m constantly hurrying through life, I may miss out on some of the good stuff !
I Good Intentions: Don’t just plan, act !
J Junk Food: No explanation needed, right?
K Knickknacks: Curios, collectibles or clutter? Pare it down !
L Lonely: The ‘2020 Word of the Year’, right? Learn to enjoy time alone, which is so different than being lonely.
M Moderation: If it’s worth doing, it’s worth going all-in, right?
N Nightclubs: Hmmm… what’re nightclubs?
O Overthinking: Again, life’s too short.
P Perfectionism: It doesn’t really exist, so why bother?
Q Quitting: Success is partly about not giving up. (See ‘G’ above.)
R Retirement: Research shows that those who continue to engage in meaningful work enjoy longer, healthier lives.
S I’m Stumped: Can’t think of a single “S” word worth giving up. You?
T Television: Yes, even PBS.
U Utopian Ideas: See ‘P’ above.
V Very: My least favorite adverb. (See ‘A’ above.)
W Worry: Why bother? Be happy !
X :-x: Emoticons have never been my thing !
Y Yes: Instead, learn to say “No” at least once a week.
Z Zoom: Need I say more ?
What would you add to this list ?