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.
I love this post! I definitely agree that I need more sleep, less social media, and no drama!
Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.
Moving to Dream house says
Love this and may have to steal this idea from you now 🙂
Please do! 🙂
Dina Farmer says
time and money for sure! Also less social media. I can’t wait till I get in a place which is really soon. Where I can just sit outside and enjoy what is going on out there rather then be constantly attached to my phone out of pure boredom. This is a great list thank you for this!
So exciting! But be warned, you might still be tempted by your phone 😉
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
we are definitely on many of the same pages!!
Glad to hear it! 🙂
Shann Eva says
Those are some great ones. I’m right there with you needing more patience and lots more sleep. I also need less time on social media…it just sucks me in. Less anxiety for me too please! Jealousy is a hard one for me too. I’m always comparing myself with other bloggers and other moms, and I need to stop. Now. Thanks for the great post.
We can get through the blogger comparison together! 🙂 You’re amazing, Shann!
Jessica McQuillian says
I totally agree with the cable and not needing stuff. We haven’t had cable for 6 years and I do not regret it.
That’s awesome! I feel like so many people (especially Millenials) are giving up cable and not looking back!
Brooke Knipp says
We canceled cable, etc. last year and never looked back either. We have an antennae for the local stations and an Amazon Prime membership for watching other series we find. I don’t miss it at all! I read Brittany’s post, too—love this idea! 🙂
It’s so great! If only there was a way to pay for specific stations individually… I’d be all over that!
I want less wrinkles. lol. But I could also use less or no drama.
Haha that’s fair! 🙂
Time and money for me too please! I actually don’t spend time in social media that much anymore. I just schedule my own posts for the day and then spend 15 minutes 3 times a day looking for other people’s stories. It’s 45 minutes a day, but that’s all and I’m pretty proud of that 😀
I’m so jealous! I definitely need to get in a better social media habit…
A Life of Love and Joy says
Sigh. Need less of social media. I totally agree but I am just so hooked! I’m thinking of having a day where I’m “unplugged” – meaning no FB, IG, e-mail, etc. It’s going to be HARD but I feel like I need it!
Such a good idea! Let me know when you do it so I can “join” you 🙂
Trish Nicholas says
Haha… I think I might now steal this idea from you 😉 Keep it going, right? I’m with you on the technology. I’m thinking about doing an experiment…. Set days where I don’t touch technology AT ALL. I haven’t done it yet, because… well… I’m afraid I might not make it, lol. And drama? Girl, I have kicked people right outta my life for that noise. I just can. not. deal.
Please steal the idea from me! 😉 Let me know how no-technology days go!
Sara Strand says
I agree with ALL of this. Except jealousy. I really don’t feel jealous of others because most of the time, if it’s because they have more physical things I just figure they are probably in debt to their eyeballs. As for blogger jealousy, I don’t have that either because if I had to choose between hanging out with my kids, reading, or exploring the world, I’d rather do any or all of that over blogging. Any day. Now, if I had no interest in any of that and liked being on the computer all day, then that would be different. But I want to go out and see things, do things. That’s far more fun for me. 🙂
That’s so awesome! I love that you can look beyond the facade people put up to be above jealousy.
Randi M. Shaffer says
Twins! Although the strangest thing – ever since I started working in social media, I don’t hate it as much. I think it’s because I’m mostly avoiding it from a personal standpoint and using it from a business standpoint. As soon as I open up a social media app, I always check my business accounts. So in a weird way, it’s helping?
Randi with an i
Ugh, jealous. Social media isn’t as big a part of my job as I thought, so I don’t think about it that way.
Brittney Embree says
So can I just say ditto? Sometimes I feel like drama isn’t ever going to go away no matter how old we get!
Don’t tell me that! I need some hope for the future! 😉