Two more days of Top 10s and then we’ll give it a break. It sure has been fun to hear all your favorite things. Thanks for playing along! I have learned such fun advice and nuggets of truth from you. If you’re just starting to read, it would be worth your time to go back and read the comments from the last 8 days.
Top 10 Things/Habits I Wish I Could Quit:
1) Cleaning~ OK, so this isn’t really what I had in mind for this post, but it’s the truth. If I could quit cleaning, I feel like I could accomplish so many other wonderful things in life. My mind and energy are so spent cleaning, putting away, cleaning and putting away that it takes up way too much time.
2) Eating When I’m Full~ I go through phases of doing well with this and phases of backsliding. I know that I feel so much better when I eat until I’m full and no more, but sometimes stress, worry, excitement and things just downright tasting good keep me from following this like I should.
3) Wanting~ More of this, more of that. I need this, I need that. I hunger, thirst, crave, desire, covet…all the wrong things too much of the time.
4) Putting off what needs to be done~ I know the things I should focus my attention on~ whether it’s work to do or writing or exercise or my house or reading my Bible…whatever it is…I seem to be able to put it off. No more procrastination.
5) Saying “Yes” to things I don’t want to do~ I’m horrible at this one. I can have every reason in the world to say, “No,” and “Yes” can still come out of this mouth.
6) Staying Inside~ I need to get outside more and enjoy the weather, whether it’s 100 degrees or 10 below. There are always fun things to do and see in the beautiful world out there. Inside will always be there waiting for me after I’ve enjoyed Outside.
7) Speeding~ Yes. I speed. It helped that I got a brutal and very horrific ticket last November. I have had to stay on the straight and narrow…but I confess, I struggle with this one every single time I get in the car. I JUST WANT TO DRIVE VERY FAST. I learned to drive in California. What can I say?
8) Wasting Time~ You make time for the things you really want to do, but I find that a whole TON of my time is wasted. I probably don’t even know the ways I could save time, but I know a lot of it could be saved by less cell phone, texting, computer, facebook, blog, reading, you-name-your vice. Not that we can’t have hobbies and fun in life, and a lot of these time-fillers are even necessary ones, but I don’t want all my time wasted on things that could have been better spent elsewhere.
9) Letting life pass me by~ I have always looked forward to things. I love to travel and when I was a teenager, I was always living from one trip to the next…one Youth Camp to the next. As an adult, I’ve done the same~ not only about trips, but wishing Summer Vacation would hurry up and wishing the kids would get through one rough phase to the next…the result is a lot of wishing my life away. I’m going to quit that bad habit and enjoy each moment for what it is. Someday…hopefully…right now.
10) Worrying~ I’ve always thought of myself as a supremely laid-back person and everyone around me would also say the same, but turns out, I’m a worrier.
This is what the Bible says on that:
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.