Instead Of…

Seth Godin had a short but inspirational post today:

A simple substitute might change a habit.

Instead of a snack, brush your teeth.
Instead of a nap, go for a walk.
Instead of a nasty tweet or cutting remark, write it down in a private notebook.
Instead of the elevator, take the stairs.
Instead of doomscrolling, send someone a nice note.
Instead of an angry email, make a phone call.
Instead of a purchase seeking joy, consider a donation…

For many of these, I think the real fun in life could be found in reversing the above:

Instead of brushing your teeth, have a snack.
Instead of going for a walk, take a nap.
Instead of writing a nasty or cutting remark in a private notebook, share it in public on Twitter.
Instead of taking the stairs, stay home.
Instead of a phone call, send an anonymous, angry email.

and I should have started with this one, it could have saved you some time and pain. So my apologies:

Instead of reading this blog post, read something of value, like The Count of Monte Cristo

53 thoughts on “Instead Of…

  1. Instead of declaring bankruptcy six times, run for President and tell everyone that no one has ever seen a better deal maker. Oh wait, we had that. 😎

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