A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Bloglovin’ feed and came across an interesting blog post. Brittany from The Nested Nomad shared a list of things she needs none, less, and more of in her life. The idea is to make progress in life through small changes.
She “stole” the idea from another blog, so I thought I’d “steal” the idea from her.
Things I Need More Of
Time + Money I’m going to get the stereotypical ones out of the way first. Everyone needs more time and money, right? I feel the need to include them, but I don’t want to go on about them at length. Next!
Patience I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the future, and I just want to get everything done now now now! For example, when I was at IKEA a few weeks ago, I found a dresser I really liked, and I almost bought it and took it home just because I was excited I found something I liked. I didn’t have the money for it in the budget, and I felt really strongly about wanting to update my master bedroom, but I have to have more patience with the process.
Structure I really need to start structuring myself more, both at work and at home. “Work” means my full-time job and my blog. See how confusing it can get without structure? I’ve got a ton of ideas for different projects for both jobs and at home, but I need to structure my days better so I can fit everything in without actually receiving more time.
Sleep I’m pretty sure I’ll always need more sleep, even if I get 12 hours per day. I took a nap every day over the long weekend and it was glorious.
Feminism Because, while it’s catching on in the mainstream, I’m still feeling a bit like an underdog.
Hockey But really, when isn’t this the case? It’s just moreso the case in the off-season.
Things I Need Less Of
Social Media I don’t want to put this in the “none” category, because I use it for my job and my blog. But I definitely spend too much time scrolling endlessly through Facebook, reading stories that I don’t really need to know about. Spending less time on social media can help make up for the fact that I’ll never actually receive more time.
Dependency on Technology I’ve started turning off push notifications on my phone, and this has really helped my dependency on technology. But every time I’m bored, I sit down on my phone, at my computer, or in front of the television. I need to spend less time with technology where it isn’t directly related to work or blogging.
Stuff I’ve gotten rid of a lot over the past six months, but I’ve still got way too much stuff. I’m working on weening down my closet and book collection, but it’s taking longer than I want it to.
Anxiety A little bit of anxiety is good for me. It tells me what scares me, and then I can either reel back or face my fears, depending on what it is. But it’s gotten to the point over the past few years that my anxiety has been debilitating at times. It’s getting better, but I could still use less of it.
Things I Need None Of
Drama Ever since leaving high school, my drama levels have plummeted. And it’s been wonderful. It helps that I’m not fighting over a guy any more, but even more than that, my friends and I have gotten in fewer fights. But it’s still there. Taking the drama level down to zero would be great.
Jealousy This happens with everyone, especially bloggers. We just talked in last week’s #NectarChat about comparison as a blogger, and I definitely feel it. Bloggers who work full time, bloggers with a beautiful work space, people who own their house. The list goes on. I need to get rid of the jealousy in my life.
Cable Sean and I recently decided to cut our cable subscription, and we haven’t looked back since. We use services like Netflix and HBO Now that are a fraction of the cost and were paying for anyway. There are a few times I’m bummed that we don’t have it, but that typically only lasts for 15 minutes and then I’m over it.
Bigots I don’t feel the need to go into any more detail here.
What do you need more, less, and none of in your life? Let me know in the comments! Maybe you’ve thought of something I’ve missed.