what would you like to stop doing?

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

The easiest way to do this is for me to send you over to Danielle LaPorte. Essentially I lifted the question from her anyway so you might as well read her answer first. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

So what would I like to stop doing?

Most of you know at least one thing I’d like to stop doing. The day job is high on my list. The further I get into the year the harder it is for me to keep going there. I probably have some stinkin’ thinkin’ about the situation, if you want to know the truth. But let’s get beyond that.

What I’d really like to stop doing at the moment is cheerfully keep showing up. I’m so doggone tired of doing the stuff I “have” to do. I feel like I need a week to just lie in bed. Nothing more. With no one asking me questions, no one needing to be fed. I don’t want to hear another voice, or clean things, or write.

Actually, I do want to write, but I feel like I need some down time to make that really happen. I need to get my head together. I need to get my health together. I need to stop cooking meals that would kill me if I ate them. Picking out the food that I can eat and trying to be cheerful about it. I am  quite disgusted with being cheerful.

I would love to stop buying food I cannot eat. There would be a riot in my house. Ah, but if I was alone this wouldn’t be a problem. I don’t want to be alone forever, just a while. Until the voices in my head become character’s voices again, instead of the crazy woman who sets up shop in my cranium when I’ve been pushing too long.

So probably this whole need for escape is a result of the time change. I don’t do well with the whole spring forward thing. It discombobulates me. But a week of rest and relaxation, preferably on a warm beach somewhere would restore my combobulation.

What do you need to stop doing?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

londonmabel March 18, 2012 at 8:05 am

Hmm. I’ve been sort of in a state of non-doing this past year. I need to start doing. 😉


Julie March 16, 2012 at 4:22 am

Obsessing over food. 🙁


Kate George March 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

Oh, Julie, me too!


Delia March 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

Yes, you do. I’d stop procrastinating. Again.


Kate George March 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Small steps, Skye. Small steps. Set a really easy daily writing goal. Say 250 words. Because that’s so easy you’ll find it hard to make excuses. And the thing is even 250 words a day will eventually turn into a novel, while not writing at all never will.


Skye March 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

I’d like to stop sitting on the couch and doing whatever I do that allows me to avoid doing what I need to do, which is work on writing my own stuff and also building a business that will pay the bills. They are hard and scary, so I avoid them by reading blogs or books instead.


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