My brain is all over the place today, but you know what it keeps coming back to?
The blog world is filled with perfect days, lives, and going through periods of what seems to be effortless weeks, months, and even years for some compared to the lives of others. It’s exhausting. Rarely do the majority of people on the web (bloggers and social media enthusiasts alike) address the “bad” days or struggles they come across, so I really appreciate when they do!
Can we just be real for a few minutes?
Nobody lives a completely perfect life, and everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses.
I love when bloggers actually address this, and I remember bookmarking a lighthearted post Courtney wrote about what she’s horrible at. I could relate to a lot of what was on her list, so I thought it would be fun to chime in with a list of quirks that maybe some of you can relate to as well. Feel like indulging in an easy-to-read afternoon post? Here we go!
12 Things I’m Admittedly Horrible At
• loading the dishwasher
I think I do a fantastic job of arranging dishes to sneak in as many as possible, but Scott cannot stand how I cram and load the dishwasher. He thinks I over-clutter and wait too long before running a load. I have to rinse all my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher anyways (a step he doesn’t feel a need to do), so I see it as being conservative and saving water.
To each their own.
• meal prepping
We’ve addressed this. It’s not that I’m bad at meal prepping, I just rarely think ahead and prepare ingredients for meals on the weekends.
To help me (and some of you!) get into the habit of attempting to stick to a routine of thoughtful meal planning and prepping, here are a collection of awesome ideas to try out.
• focusing on one thing at a time
My mind is always running fifty different places at once. Instead of focusing on one specific task at a time, I attempt to complete a handful of them. All this does is overwhelm me and take my concentration away from something I could actually be finishing. I don’t recommend this strategy, friends.
• being on time for non-work related events
If my professional work is on the line, or I am being held accountable for representing myself for a blog assignment, job, or event, you better believe I will be there on time or early. It’s the dinners with friends or outings with family I’m less timely for. I couldn’t tell you why. Oh, and church is the worst. We always get there right after the service starts, if not ten to fifteen minutes late! It’s super embarrassing, yet it happens week after week. I guess I should really start treating everything like it’s work event, right?
• putting laundry away
I’m really good at doing laundry and keeping our hamper on the emptier side. On the flip side, I’m horrible at folding it and putting our clothes away. More times than not, I’ll drop our clean laundry onto our bed and wait until I have to get in it to fold everything. By this point, it’s pretty much a guarantee our clothes have a layer of pet hair on them, too.
Sometimes I go as far as putting folded stacks on our closet floor, even though putting everything away would probably take less than a minute. It’s so ridiculous.
• getting up without pressing snooze
The snooze button was not made for people like me. If I snooze once, I’ll snooze five or more times and eventually sleep right through whatever I’m supposed to be getting up for. It’s awful! Knowing this, I’ve been trying to arise without snoozing… and I’m working on it.
• making decisions
If you read any part of my post yesterday, you already know this. Ironically enough, I’m pretty good at making important or life-changing decisions, but it’s the every day not-so serious decisions I’m horrible at. Where do you want to go to dinner? What should I wear to this event? What should I pack for this trip? Nope. I don’t like any of those.
• turning off
While I have no problem unwinding after a long day, it’s hard for me to actually put the computer or phone down and put what’s running through my mind or on my list of tasks on hold. In a sense, I feel like I’m wasting time if I’m not being productive or crossing things off. I’ve finally figured out that turning off is a big part of being on my game without getting burned out, so I’m getting better. Plus, turning off is essential to make time for friends, family, and other relationships!
• not eating chips every single day
• having conversations on the phone
I love my friends and family so, so much, but it takes some serious self-talk to actually pick up the phone and dial a phone number to talk to one of them. That’s weird, right? Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of my day on the computer, but I just don’t talk on the phone a lot. I’m definitely more apt to texting and typing. Don’t take it personally if it takes me a little while to call you back!
• wearing pants that aren’t leggings
You’ve seen the title of this blog, right? I guess I have a free pass most of the time since I work at a gym and from home, and I stay pretty active. It isn’t really acceptable, however, when I sub leggings for pants for the majority of my outfits outside of work and home. Lately, I’ve been turning to my pull-on skinny jeans like they are the only non-legging option out there. It’s pretty bad.
• forgetting my pets aren’t children
I’m predicting this will change the day we actually do have children, but for now, I honestly treat all three of our pets as humans. I constantly talk to them, cuddle them, and feel bad leaving the house without them. I’m sure most pet owners feel me on this one… but I’m telling you, ours get away with wayyy to much. There are definitely a lot of lines that get crossed.
But really, how do you say no to these eyes?
I could go on and on, but I should probably stop there. Another day, another post, I suppose!
So tell me…
What is one thing you are admittedly horrible at?