I am doing better about "not" being on my phone first thing in the mornings and once I get in bed. Ever since I pledged that on my blog a few weeks ago, I've almost always stuck with it, and I think it's made me sleep more soundly, and helped me get the dishes done in the morning :)
I need to "not" try to take on the agenda for the day/week without praying about it first. I became really overwhelmed today with work and things I need to get done, and I essentially had to "not" do anything else until I took some deep breaths and prayed, for those that I felt led to pray for and for myself. I carry burdens that I don't have to bear but I tend to only really say things to God once I'm worn and not when I start my day. That needs to change.
I am "not" good at saying "no" to things. Part of my personality type is that I tend to feel an intense sense of personal responsibility for things and often think no one else can handle things, so I say "yes" when I shouldn't. I am self aware about this and am better in a lot of ways than I used to be, but similar to the above scenario, I need to "not" take on what I could let go or not see as my responsibility alone.
I did "not" blog for the last couple of weeks, number one because I didn't have a lot to say, but also because I didn't want my blogging "goal" to dictate my life. I didn't want to say "yes" to something for the sake of saying yes or allowing "obligation" to drive my actions.
As I write this, I feel the need to "not" write much more, so I will cut this off. What things do you "not" need to do? Feel free to go ahead and "not" do them :)
Do, however, love people well, write/play music, hang out with friends/family, read books, watch movies, and be present in your life. I'll do my best to do the same. Also, embrace this because it's kind of awesome, though I always preferred Jon over Joey.