I know myself well enough to avoid resolutions and challenges I will never do. You will get to know me better through this list of goals I will never attempt!
5. Give Up Caffeine
I did this once, when I was pregnant, and happily returned to my caffeine-guzzling ways. I only have a couple of vices (as far as I know!) and I’m rating this one as relatively harmless. I just love coffee.
4. Go Gluten-Free
I have no problems with gluten tolerance, therefore I will not be giving up wheat. I respect the efforts of people who need to be gluten-free for medical reasons, but I am very glad not to be one of them.
3. Spend Less Time on the Computer
I use a computer all day at work. Some evenings and weekends, I spend half of my free time on the computer. But I also spend hours and hours reading (printed books), cooking, gardening, playing with my cats, and other things that involve no screen time. In fact, I watch so little TV and so few movies that I think I deserve more screen time 🙂
2. Retire Early and Go Travelling
Have you heard the argument that travel is overrated? If I embedded myself in another culture and learned how other people live, it would be valuable; otherwise, for me, it is expensive entertainment! There are lots of places I would love to see, and I look forward to some lovely trips. But I will not be organizing my life around it.
And the top challenge I will never, ever do is:
1. Run a Marathon!
I exercise, I’m relatively fit, and I do not run. I admire the dedication that others have to running, and I understand the euphoria they must feel from attaining their goals. I especially see how training to meet a standard must be appealing. I don’t know if I will ever train to do something physical. I just want to keep my body functional!
I heartily recommend that you do all of these things. They will make you a better person. I will cheer you on via Facebook while drinking coffee and eating cookies 🙂
What are the popular challenges you won’t be doing?