There are a lot of mature, adult things I’m really good at. I’m a team player, I almost always pack my lunch for work instead of buying, and I wash my face before bed!
That being said, I do have my downfalls. There are a few things that no matter how hard I try, and how good I know they are for me, I have a really hard time with. Maybe you can relate? Or tell me how to stop being so terrible at them…
Waking up early. I get it, there are so many advantages to getting up early. I don’t want to. I don’t like waking up (especially when it is dark out). No matter how good my intentions are, I still choose to snooze.
Opening my mail. I hate snail mail. Of course, there are a few exceptions like birthday cards, wedding invites, and packages. But generally, I hate it. If it’s really that important, I’ll get a phone call or an email, right? Opening the mail makes a mess, kills trees, and gives me not fun stuff to do. Terrible thinking, I know.
Cleaning my makeup brushes. I know I’m supposed to do it, but I need them every day and they take forever to dry!
Balancing my checkbook. Is this still a thing that people do? I use my debit card almost exclusively to purchase things and pay bills. I do log in a check my account activity a few times a month. That’s good enough, right?
Slowing down. I talk quickly, I move quickly, and I think quickly. If you can’t keep up, I get frustrated. I need to remind myself that slowing down lets me stay present and enjoy the moment.
Saying no to things. I’m a people pleaser and I hate missing out on fun things. Even when I know I should say no, I have a hard time doing it.
Cleaning out my bag/wallet. Oh, the endless black hole. I carry so much stuff around and it gets so heavy, but I can’t seem to part with anything. Who knows when that fork might come in handy? Or when I might need that business card for the Uber driver in Pittsburgh?
Getting my car washed. I go an embarrassingly long time between car washes. I have to park outside, my car gets dirty. Why pay $10 bucks to get it washed when it looks dirty again within 12 hours?
What are you terrible at? Do you balance your checkbook (please tell me you don’t)?