Things I want to stop doing
1. Less Technology
Especially, social media(except NotePD!). Talking on phone is fine. Instead of Zoom, meet in person, if possible. Go for a walk and look up. See the trees, the clouds, the buildings, the birds.
2. Being lazy - Regain my Drive
As I age, I am less motivated by status/money/power. But, I'm capable of a lot more and need to get excited about achievement again. Any ideas?
3. Eat too much
Food tastes so good. Fasting helps and isn't that hard. But, it saps your energy. Workout more, but then want more food!
4. Drink less (but it's fun.....)
Alcohol in large quantities is obviously bad, but in small quantities allows great conversation and ideas to flow.
5. Avoiding people (be excited again to meet new people)
I have a lot of faith in people, just not institutions. Hard to trust people you don't know. Have a very good small group of friends and family and more is a lot of work.
6. Being pessimistic as I age (optimist at heart)
More about institutions.
7. Being boring (keep trying new things)
This is a big one. It is easy to get stuck in your ways. Try new things. Even if you don't like it, you at least gave it a shot.
8. Wasting days (TIME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE)
As a former "high achiever" which is code for someone who is just busy, in the rat race, I often feel guilty on lazy days. If you are spending that time reading, walking, admiring, talking with those close to you - it is the opposite of wasting time.
9. Being risk-averse (Take more chances)
Always been very conservative in financial decisions. Go for it now and then. Take a calculated risk and be ok if it doesn't work out.
10. Procrastinating (seize the day)
Can do a better job prioritizing things that need to get done. Big believer that the 80% is the most important, so focus on that and give less attention to the rest.