Don’t hold your farts in … and other life don’ts

Don’t wish time away.

Don’t miss out on eating dessert for breakfast.

Don’t hold your farts in.

Don’t cut your own hair.

Don’t talk yourself out of an opportunity to try something new.

Don’t go to bed angry.

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Don’t wake up angry.

Don’t be late.

Don’t be rude to the waiter/waitress/barista/cashier/cleaning lady.

Don’t close your heart to kindness.

Don’t shake hands limply.

Don’t talk yourself down.

Don’t pick at pimples.

Don’t build so many walls that you can’t be reached.

Don’t be strong all the time.

Don’t worry about the dishes, until you absolutely have to.

Don’t be a jerk when driving.

Don’t ignore your email inbox to the point of having 1,976 unread emails.

Don’t buy what you can make.

Don’t ignore your instincts.

Don’t worry about singing in the car, just do it.

Don’t tell lies about other people to make yourself look good.

Don’t be lazy. Unless it’s the weekend. Then be lazy.

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’ve had a bad day with the kids/ failed at your diet. You’re human. Be human.

Don’t judge others. You don’t know their story.

Don’t stick your nose in where it doesn’t belong.

Don’t slurp your soup.

Don’t be afraid of what people think.

Don’t make everything a competition.

Don’t compare.

Don’t say, “I can’t.”

Don’t spend more than you earn.

Don’t buy what you don’t need just because it’s cheap.

Don’t bake using cake mix (feel free to disagree with me though).

Don’t scrimp on a good mattress.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Don’t be ashamed to admit you totally rocked to Justin Timberlake’s “I’m Bringing Sexy Back” (what, just me?).

Don’t be afraid to apologise.

Don’t call each other names in a fight. Fight hard, but fight clean.

Don’t neglect books. Read, and read a lot.

Don’t say no to travel. Seeing the world opens your eyes in surprising ways.

Don’t stalk your ex on Facebook. Just don’t.

Don’t think that the world is against you. Sometimes, it’s just you against you.

Don’t hold onto grudges.

Don’t be afraid to let go of the people who should no longer be in your life.

Don’t forget to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Don’t forget to tell your children you love them.

Any words of wisdom for me?

 

Alison is a former PR and marketing professional-turned-work-at-home mother to two boys. She is a contributing writer at Everyday Family, a Community Lead at The SITS Girls, and the founder of Little Love Media, a social media consultancy. You can find Alison on her blog Writing, Wishing, on Twitter here, Pinterest here and Facebook here.

 

 

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