Lets face it we have enough to do each day. Adding guilt to that to-do list is just not on. Life is short! Here is my top 5 things I refuse to feel bad about:
- My shoe collection. For as long as I can remember I have loved shoes. My earliest shoe memory involves a pair of yellow, red and blue sandals (this was the late 80’s by the way). They gave me blisters but did I take them off? Nope. My love affair with these beautiful feet decorations had started. And it hasn’t gone away. I’m always on the look out for the next perfect pair.
- Having a cheat/treat day. You know how some days you wake up, plan to hit the gym, make a healthy dinner and read some self-improvement magazine or book before going to bed at a decent hour? And then life happens and you drive past the gym, stop at the grocery’s store bakery counter and binge watch a reality show for hours. Well tomorrow is another day (at least that is what I tell myself). Yesterday I skipped gym so today I’ll work extra hard. I’m learning balance as I get older.
- Me time. I love to read. I love to drink tea. Put the two together and you have a blissful form of escapism.
- When a friendship fizzles out. We live in a world where social media expects us to have a huge circle of friends. But I’d rather have a few close, genuine and honest friends I can be myself with. I cannot handle when a friendship is forced on me. You politely accept a dinner invitation and before you know it, you’ve unwillingly joined a supper club that is okay for the first couple of months and then gets old. And you cannot escape. Your (numerous) hints are not received. It took ages for this monthly event to fizzle out and the relief was enormous. I vowed never again to let myself (and poor hubby who got dragged into it as well) get involved in things we are not interested in.
- Not being able to walk past a stationery or book shop. I’ve tried. I’ve not succeeded. I don’t know if it is possible.
What is on your list of things you refuse to feel guilty about?