DailyBlog : Doing Things We Don’t Like To Do

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I answer a question a day off of this list.

Today’s question : If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

To be honest, I try to avoid doing things I don’t like. There’s the obligatory things we ALL have to do on a daily basis but I actually work fairly hard to make my life as stress-free as possible which means that if I don’t like something or someone, I just don’t allow it/them to be a part of my life. I minimize doing things I don’t like to do. For example : No one likes cleaning but that HAS to happen, especially because I have pets and a small apartment. But for another example, I’m kind of an introvert and a homebody so I don’t go out a lot. Sometimes I decline friends’ invites and I don’t let myself feel badly about it. I try to spend as much time as I can doing things that make me feel positively. If I do something I don’t like to do, I make sure it leads to a good result. (i.e. I don’t like cleaning, but I like a clean apartment.) If I feel like I’m doing something I don’t like that won’t end up with me being glad I did it, then I just won’t do it to begin with. No regrets.

I could be right or wrong, but I feel like people that spend too much time doing things they don’t enjoy doing are often held back by their desire to constantly please others. I learned a while ago that you will NEVER be able to please everyone so if you live like that you will always end up frustrated and feeling like you’re doing trying hard enough. In the words of pop culture, “you do you.” Just be true to exactly who you are, and the rest always works itself out. 🙂

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