Few days back, somebody on Quora requested me to answer a question. It was, “What are the 10 things I stopped doing in my life?”
I thought for a while and listed the habits that were pretty close to me until a few years ago. Before you ask me, I tell, “I don’t miss any of them, except the ninth one.”
Read it to yourself:
I love melted wax. I used to eat candles, smell petrol, kerosene, nail polish, etc. Gas stations (in Nepal we call them petrol pumps) would be my most favorite spots. Later, I started getting serious about my physical health.
From early 2020, I stopped following news channels. When I was working for media, staying updated with whatever happening in the world was a job demand. But not anymore. I started realizing that my mind needs wisdom, more than knowledge and information.
Last year I uninstalled the app from my phone. I had realized that TikTok, for me was nothing but just a huge waste of time.
Texting and chatting
As I grew up and became more mature, I started valuing my time, and stopped investing for them who do not deserve it.
Eating excess junk foods
I cut them off by 90%. I still love junk but I eat occasionally. I am not addicted to them anymore.
Sticking to social media unnecessarily
I am still on the internet but I make sure I am consuming something fruitful. Also, I have started holding books more, instead of the phone.
Following celebs on Instagram
For years, I followed the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, Nicky Minaj, Bollywood (India) stars, and watched their lives. I unfollowed them all as I started watching myself more.
Playing virtual games
Until last year, I had at least 3/4 game apps on my phone. I would play games like word maker, egg toss. Eventually, I started finding no time for games.
I owned a motorcycle after my high school completion. That was when I had started working. I spent a decade with my Yamaha. When I moved to India, and then in the US, I miss it.
I wrote diaries until a few years ago. Now since things moved to the virtual world, I have only one in which I write letters to my eternal companion God. Because He is not on social media.
PS: Original post is Here!