5 Things I Plan To Never Do Again

We should get to a point where we learn from our mistakes and take steps to stop repeating them. Sometimes, I’m not so good with that and when I find myself doing the same dumb thing time and again, I judge myself harshly.

So here are 5 things I plan to never do again and if you see me doing them, stop me! 

  1. Eat so much candy that my stomach hurts. I have a high tolerance for sugar so it takes A LOT of candy to make my stomach hurt. Enough said   
  2. Say mean things to someone. Yeah, I know, tough love and all. But love doesn’t hurt. And if your words hurt, then they must not be loving enough. I’ll just have to find another way.
  3. Spend an entire day indoors when I’m not sick. Sure, we have Netflix and Netflix just kinda demands binge-watching, the kind where you sit on the couch for hours and never go outside because it would be too hard to watch Netflix on your phone. And when I’m writing, I could sit in front of a computer and write all day. But it wears on me and I usually find that I’m most productive after a break anyway. Plus going outside means I might meet someone who inspires a new character or new plot twist. Almost everything else I do can be done outside so whether it’s raining or snowing or hot, I’ll try to spend at least a little time outside everyday if only because there’s always something new to see out there.
  4. Go long periods without doing anything creative. I once heard a pastor say We are most like God when we create things. I liked that. There are so many ways to express thoughts and ideas – writing prose, poetry, music, blogs, jokes, singing, drawing, sewing, painting, dancing. I can (and should) do something different every day.Create something - even if it's not the best; it will be better than not having done anything.
  5. Not have a plan. Spontaneity is good but if there is no plan, how do you know what you want? How do you know what you’re working towards? This is a lesson I’ve learned the hard way and a lesson I need to move on from. Life doesn’t have to be rigid but it demands some structure – at least my life does. I plan to always have a plan πŸ™‚

Of course I could mess up. One day, I might wake up without a meal plan and get so hangry that I say mean things to my friend after which I’ll feel so bad, I’ll binge on so much candy that my stomach hurts so bad that I can’t focus to write or do anything creative and all I do instead is curl up in bed and watch Friends on Netflix all day long without ever going outside. It could happen. But I’m not planning on it!

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. teamlondonrants says:

    Oh my do I Identify with this post…

    I love to be outside but due to my sensitivity to the cold and the four seasons in London that actually end up being either cold or wet regardless of season I am ashamed to say I usually end up indoors wrapped up in my electric blanket reading something or watching You Tube loving life from the warm while eating chocolate or something I shouldn’t be. lol

    I have also transitioned from being a loose planner to being a plannerholic. it has changed my life for the better although I am now a lot more anxious about completing/achieving goals. Which is a good thing as it helps me to track my progress.

    I have to be creative like you it just makes me happy and it stops me from having too much time to do things that are less constructive last year I taught myself to bake this year I plan on hand sewing some clothes.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Woohoo. I love how you have taken steps to make your life richer. I have been sewing too and created a few pieces.
      I want to make more structured daily planning – I use to and need to return to that.

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  2. Julia says:

    Oh man, I have done the eat candy till I was sick thing a few times myself! I always regret it!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Yup. But why is it that we never remember that sick feeling while we’re actually eating it?😁


  3. Kay R. says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with number one – that isn’t hard for me since Im not the biggest sweet tooth but still – no more. I like having a plan but I do like being spontaneous as well. Also I like the goal of leaving the house when not ill. Being outdoors does something for the soul.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks so much for all the comments. You make me a very happy blogger! πŸ˜€


  4. Patrice says:

    I’m soooo bad at the plan bit. I admire how you always have a plan. I’m better, still a ways to go. (pray for me). And – sadly – I spend more days indoors than I should. I love the reminder – Thanks.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, my dear. Sometimes I am not the best at executing the plan. I’m working on that too. Just know we’re in this thing together.

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  5. christy says:

    Yeah, the eating so much candy I am in pain. Been there. Never pretty. I also find that I don’t process the sugar as well as I used to…bummer!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Yeah. Unfortunately, our ability to eat some foods changes as we get older. I am no longer able to eat skittles for breakfast and wash it down with a bottle of Pepsi. Thankfully. I also no longer want to! πŸ˜€
      Thanks so much for stopping by, Christy. Come back again soon!


  6. I totally agree with your 5th point (as well). Very short spells without a plan can be used to relax and recharge ourselves. However, when I look back on periods when I did not really follow closely and intensively my plans, they seem to be a waste of time now.


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