I knew how my last year was😪, and I was so ready when this year came forth. I resolved not to ever do some things again–those things I struggled with the year before.

This is not a gag, you need a tough “why” to be able to commit yourself to self-development. Else, you won’t be serious about it. Well, I found mine…there it was in imaginary bold letters right before my eyes, “Be your dream woman” (This is a story for another day).

So at a point, I woke up that morning, picked up my pen and made a list of things I want and do not want to do for a very fine year (Like this year was supposed to be the happening year. I mean…you know what happened. It’s still very fine though).

So, back to my list. Here are the 5 things I won’t do again (I have been stern with my good-riddance-to-bad-rubbish waves). I promised:

1. Not To Be Broke

This right here is a tough one, and it has always been top of my list for ages. Haha! I don’t even know how I pull it off. Life could get crazy at times, I have so much today, and I wake up tomorrow… And poof, I’m like ” where the hell did all my money go?😱😭.” If you do your best to sustain yourself like me, I am giving you a virtual hug right now. No matter your level now, you are doing great…so let’s do more.

What job do I do? How do I plan my finance? The first way not to go broke is to find a way to earn. For me, I do freelance writing. Then, I plan, and budget my spending.

2. Not To Overfeed

Overeating for me, is a thing, don’t feel sorry for me though. I know this probably sounds like some crazy “goal”, like…how would anyone want to mark this in their to-dos? Well, I want to! Don’t tell anyone.

So, the real thing is either I don’t eat at all, or I feed myself till my belly begins to cry. I used to find it hard to eat enough and not more…but now I am winning in this war against overfeeding. Anyways, I just made a control routine thingy to prevent overeating since I am all for fitness especially flat tommy. Check out my control routine for overeating!

3. Not To Wake Up By 9am Again

I said to myself “Sally, don’t ever wake up by this time again, unless, of course, you attended a vigil.” I don’t know if I should pride myself on this but I am a night owl. I can stay up all night, and sleep at dawn. Sometimes, I sleep early and still wake up when my whole morning has almost passed away. Haha. Crazy right?

Here is the good news! I have been doing better. I am an early riser now, and I am so proud of myself. I wake up early, have my quiet time, read a while, workout, and still beat 9am…I am a superwoman!

4. Not To Procrastinate

I used to deserve an award for this, I am a changed person now. Don’t postpone your life plans…what’s the point anyways? The time won’t stop ticking. If it couldn’t wait for me when I was a little girl with the broken teeth who had a hard time pronouncing “fluffy”🙄? I don’t think it will for you.

More realistically, I don’t think it will for anyone, honey! If you want to start something, just do! I waited too long to say “hello there! I am a Freelance Content Writer for hire“, but don’t be like that. We drag important stuff cause we think too much, just act!

5. Not To Wish More Than I Do

I wake up those times, feel so elated in my spirit and keep wishing for all my big fat dreams to come true. I used to wish I could have enough money to do whatever. If you are like that me (not this me). Start acting!!! Rather stay the whole day fantasizing when you aren’t even a creative writer or artist, let those wishes put you to work instead.

I am still improving. As my Rome won’t get built in one day, I need solid walls that won’t ever come crumbling down. So, I want you to have a “why”, that is, what keeps you going; fight every goal-block. Just focus on self-development.

What things did you too promise yourself not to do in 2020?😃

33 Replies to “5 Unproductive Things I Would Never Do Again”

  1. The things I promise myself to do at the beginning of 2020 is to grow financially, because it was a big struggle for me in 2019

    1. Nice piece. Number is a good wish o! O know God is helping me not to be broke even in this pandemic. Others are worth adhering to seriously. Thanks Sally for your motivating article

  2. Number one and four resonates with me perfectly. Just that I didn’t put it down in writing. Been falling foul of number four though…I hope your article will help me overcome it.
    Your writing amazes me. Always on point and top-notch.

  3. Oh sweet one!

    Glad you came up with this perfect piece. For me, this post sheds more light on how you’ve improved on your productivity in 2020. All the tips were beautifully weaved into words I can relate to.

    Weldone Sally.

  4. I dig the conversational tone. Nice one Sally.
    I was thinking, the next time you have the thoughts of overfeeding, just send it to me.
    Cool control mechanism, right?
    Yea, I know. You’re welcome.

  5. I could relate with all the don’ts so well
    Number 1 is still a big shocker!
    As for number 2, I overeat when I’m extremely bored but I have been finding something to occupy so I guess that has been beaten to some level.
    As for ‘ don’t procastinate’, Jesus! Where do I start from. I keep motivating me but none has exactly stuck
    All in all,baby girl,ur words flowed
    I’m super proud of u rn

  6. Well for someone like me, the development this year as been crawling. But I still feel there is a little bit of hope somewhere. This is a great write up.. I love it!

  7. Wow… I know u are a very great writer dear.. And this can’t be rated as any good or better
    This is magnificent, great and splendid…
    Mama gave us a gift which was you…
    You were made to inspire and turn the world around for good …
    And am so happy and grateful that this is what u are doing dear..
    Thanks for standing firm on your feet and thanks for bringing out that greatness in you… Especially for this writeup am so inspired..
    Greater height ahead…. Thumbs up… For this huge one

    1. At a point, I thought I was gon’ cry. Alas, I didn’t😄. I am a big girl, and big girls don’t cry.

      Thanks for all your beautiful words. You make me want to do better

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