*8Things: To Stop Doing in 2010

8things from Magpie Girl

Since reading Style Statement: Live by your own design, I’ve begun following author Danielle LaPorte’s kick-butt blog White Hot Truth. For the start of the new year Danielle had a couple of great posts in which she asked “What are you going to STOP doing in 2010?”

 Being a big proponent of the Do Less Revolution, I thought Danielle’s idea was fan-damn-tastic. So for this week’s *8Things let’s list *8Things To STOP Doing in 2010. I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours….


1. Talking Myself Out of Exercise. It’s not longer a conversation. It happens every day. Period.
2. Trying to Get to Know Danes/New Expats. We’re used to big circle, but our tiny circle is lovely.
3. Reducing My Prices/Waiving My Fees. I charge a fair fee. Full stop.
4. Taking Sleep Meds. They don’t work. Why do I keep trying?
5. Feeling Guilty. Chronic pain is chronic pain. Sometimes you have to lie down.
6. Watching Hulu:I just found out I can access it again from abroad. Yipes! Lalalala. I can’t hear you Hulu.
7. Leaving Facebook Open: Time to just check it once and shut it down.
8. Deflecting Compliments. Send ’em my way — this year I’ll accept them graciously. Try me!

What are are your *8Things to Stop Doing in 2010? Grab a button and play along, or put your list in the comments below.  If you post on your list on your blog, please give us the permalinkin the Mr. Linky below so we can come say hi! Thanks for being here.

read-alongTo hang out a little more with Danielle LaPorte’s way of thinking, join us in the Flock in February when we’ll be doing Style Statement: Live by your own design as our first ever Read-a-Long.

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claire January 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm

I can really relate to #1, 5, 7 and 8. Great list. I need to think about this. A really good list to start the year. As to #3, yes, I can see how this would be bothersome.
Not surprising you like sparkling things: you’re sparkling as well :-))

Jennifer January 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Oh my gosh.

I was planning to stop trying to get to know Danes and new ex-pats too!!!

:-) :-)

rowena January 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

As to #8– You’re awesome. Rock on, rockstar.

Tess January 7, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Yes, Danielle’s great, I love her energy. And I really enjoyed Style Statement which I worked through some time last year – got a lot from it.

Totally agree with your point 3 especially. There’s a kind of double-whammy for me – I’m trying to live more simply and I know I don’t NEED as much money as I earned during my corporate career, but still, we have to truly value ourselves and what we do.

And Facebook – I need to get to grips with whether to continue at all. All the advice on social media networking says you must be on Facebook, but truth told, I don’t really like or enjoy it at all (gasp, shock horror!). Much prefer Twitter.

And on Number 8 – you are fantastic, your warmth and wisdom. If I were forced to cut my blog reading down to 7 blogs (one for each day of the week) yours would be on it.

Rebecca January 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm

1. Stop seeing myself as a bad parent

2. Stop saying yes to things simply because I am a stay at home mom, don’t have a real job and should have more time than everyone else

3. Stop eating mindlessly

4. Stop resenting driving my kids to school. I was reading a parenting book where they pointed out the woefully small amount of time we get to spend with our teenagers each week. I get at least 50 minutes every day!

5. Stop being grumpy on Sundays (don’t ask me why this happens, it just does and I HATE it)

6. Stop checking my emails 25 (30? 35?) times a day

7. Stop forgetting to take my vitamins

8. Stop drinking caffeine after 10 AM

Thanks for asking!

Tonya January 8, 2010 at 12:38 am

You are wonderful! You kick so much ass, it’s a little bit ridiculous! Oh, and I miss you terribly! You can take them compliments to the bank baby!

Bev Baird January 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

Great post. Hope you don’t mind – I twisted your question a bit – it has been a great day and I needed to show what I am looking forward to!
Thanks for a fun meme.

Susan January 8, 2010 at 6:50 am

Gee, someone already beat me to compliments (you’re fantastic and you kick so much ass), so I guess I’ll go with you’re totally awesome and I wish I could have a drink with you every day. Smooch!

Rachelle January 8, 2010 at 8:00 am

Thank you for all the lovely compliments. I took each one on like the badge of honor they are! I get to be a rockstar AND I kiss ass. LOVE!!!

Rebecca – I’m adding “Stop seeing myself as a bad parent” to my list too.

Thanks everyone, for playing along. It made my morning to read such great lists today.

Elisse January 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

Reading #5 was reaffirming for me – sometimes we make the choice to let guilt consume us. What would feeling guilt-free be like?!?!

Thanks for the post!

Danielle LaPorte January 16, 2010 at 7:26 am


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