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The things you know you should do, but don’t

The things you know you should do, but don’t

We all have them: the things we know we should do because it makes us feel better, but just don’t. Excuse after excuse comes up and we end up not doing it. Inspired by Dutch blogger Annemerel, today I am talking about the things I know I should do more of. As a reminder to get better and also to have some kind of public accountability, to remove all of my excuses and eventually stop procrastinating on this.

All things related to managing the house and cleaning. That means buying groceries (even though I love having fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge), doing laundry (even though I love having fresh clothes), vacuuming (even though I love walking around on bare feet without getting crumbs in between my toes), doing the dishes (even though I enjoy drinking out of clean cups), cleaning the toilet (even though I like to put my bum on a clean seat) and so on. Cleaning my car actually also fits this group. I’m so bad, I just wait till my car has to go to the lease company for maintenance where they always clean it.

Know the feeling when you’ve just had a great workout? I LOVE that, you feel refreshed, your skin is glowing. But before being able to experience that feeling, one actually has to go there. I like being in the gym, I just dread going there as it’s a 20-minute walk from my house to the center of Rotterdam. The other option is going with public transport. All excuses, right? I am trying to tackle this by doing some workouts from home, like the gymnastic bodies program. And, I just got a new bike, so no more excuses to skip the gym now!

Ideally in the morning, I drink some lemon water, meditate for a while, take my supplements, shower and put on a bit of make-up. My morning routine makes me feel well rested, fueled and ready to take on a new day. However, I seem to keep hitting that snooze button, leaving me with too little time to do everything my routine entails.

There are even more things to add to the list:

  • Reading every night: After a long day of work, my brain feels like they are fried. Those nights I cannot even handle reading some light fiction. Whenever I feel this way, I just put on some Netflix and chill.
  • Finish my blog course on Creativelive.com.
  • Get my safety jacket resized. Being a (female) minority working in construction means wearing men sized jackets. Oversized is an understatement!
  • Re-read older blogposts and correct them. I bravely started to re-read all articles that we’ve published to correct little errors. Doing a spelling check just isn’t the more inspiring activity.

To help me deal with all of this I will follow the steps of our previous article about procrastination. Now let me know in the comments: What are the things you know you should do, but do not seem to get around to. More importantly, what are your excuses and how do you deal with them?

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