More often than not, we focus on the DOING ~
the actions we should/would/could be taking that will improve the lusciousness of life in one arena or another.
But the STOPPING of something ….
That can take way more effort and attention and yet it’s so downplayed.
Except for the really big stuff, like stopping smoking/drinking/eating-Cheezits-till-your-fingers-turn-yellow,
not doing something seems sort of easier, a cop out almost.
And yet to ‘stop doing’ is so much more sensible.
As my muse and unofficial mentor Danielle LaPorte says so succinctly,
“When someone has the good sense and conviction to stop doing what’s not working for them,
well, it calls for a national holiday.”
We’re all so very busy, and the idea of adding more stuff on –
be it affirmations, meditation, decluttering, working out, whatever –
can be overwhelming before we even start.
How about we NOT do stuff that isn’t serving us, so that we can free up morsels of time to do the things that DOES.
So in the spirit of absolute, honest-to-God, you-get-what-you-see authenticity,
(gulp) here’s my list …
- I’d like to stop eating when I’m not hungry, because it really makes no difference to the starving children in Africa, despite what my mother told me;
- I’d like to stop automatically correcting other people’s bad grammar, especially out loud;
- I’d like to stop thinking that I need more information/training/credentials before I can launch that product;
- I’d like to stop comparing myself to that bendy girl in yoga who can scratch her eyebrows with her toes, backwards;
- I’d like to stop multi-tasking.
How about you, angel?
What would you like to stop doing?
And how would it help?
Remember what Einstein said,
“Insanity is doing the the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”
You, my angel, are a glorious, scrumptious, indescribably powerful being.
How about you stop doing what dims your light?
Luscious Goddess-y Challenge!
I’ve been frightfully brave posted a list of things I’m going to stop doing ~ with a focus on the first and last ones.
I challenge you to choose ONE THING that you’re determined to stop doing, and post it here.
I promise to love and support and cheer you on,
and I bet all the other visitors will do the same.
PS This post was in answer to Danielle’s Burning Question series. Clickety click to see the post that prompted it.