Do you have anything that you just won’t do? You know, your hard no’s, such as not eating corn or not answering the phone on the first ring.
Having an I don’t list is just as important as your I do list. It sets up your inner expectations of what you will and won’t do with your time. If one of these things float past you, you don’t even need to entertain the thought of doing that item, you can just say ‘it’s on my I don’t list’.
My I don’t list is fairly big but I’ll have a crack at cutting it down to the essential three I don’ts that you should have on your list too:
Iron - my clothes are never ironed. I sometimes use a steamer but if I had a dollar for every time i used it in the last month, well let’s just say I wouldn’t have a dollar. Most clothes don’t need ironing these days and if you shake them out before hanging them up to dry, they’ll be fine, no iron needed
Make school lunches - My husband is more than capable. It’s his thing. My daughter is fairly capable too.
Change the sheets every week or every other week or…. Let’s just say they do get changed but no where near as regularly as ‘they’ say you should. I once worked with someone who changed her sheets every other day, that is a whole lot of washing that is just not necessary. Not to mention the water! It’s for the environment.
What makes it to your I don’t list? I’d love to know. Please share in the comments below.