Sometimes women get into the habit of allowing others (husband, partner, boyfriend, parents) to take care of important matters for them. So, let this post be a reminder to at least check up on the most crucial tasks. Responsible women are powerful and live the most successful lives.
1. Pay your own bills (the ones that are in your name) – Don’t leave this task to your significant other, room mate, best friend, parents, or anyone else unless you are willing to be responsible if it doesn’t get done. Automatic bank deductions are fine; however, even banks make mistakes. You should still check your accounts regularly.
3. Purchase life insurance – This is something that no one wants to think about; nevertheless, it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Besides, if someone else buys it, they could have a reason to want you dead. I know…I watch too much CSI.
2. Wash Your clothes – Shrunken sweaters, pink undergarments that used to be white, your favorite baby-doll T that can now fit your pre-teen. Do I really need to go on?
4. Make a will – While we’re on that death subject…don’t avoid it; just do it already. And, don’t forget to make plans for what would happen to your children should you and your spouse pass away.
5. Monthly breast exams – Don’t leave this for your doctor to do once a year. Be proactive. Early detection of breast cancer can save your life. Save the boobs!
OK, now for the things that you shouldn’t do yourself.
[sws_grey_box box_size=”630″]”Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.” ˜Rick Ocasek [/sws_grey_box]
1. Go alone to a pet store if any of the following apply:
a.) You can’t say no to any cute little puppy (or kitty) face.
b.) Ferrets make you happy.
c.) You always wanted a snake, but your family has repeatedly insisted against such a thing.
2. Self-Chiropractic – You could really hurt yourself in so many ways. I stop at popping my fingers and toes. Leave the rest (your spine and joints) to the professionals.
3. Remove a wasp, hornet, or bee hive – Hello! Stupid is as stupid does! Oh, yeah, don’t ask the man of the house to do it either. There are actually brave, well-equipped people out there who make a living doing this.
4. Pick out anything that your teenage daughter will wear – I consider myself a fairly savvy woman with good taste in clothes and I won’t do this…ever.
5. Throw away anything in the garage that you don’t recognize – They really do have their own sense of organization when it comes to the “I might need that someday” items that look like junk to us. Hint: If you threaten to clean the garage, he will usually (immediately) respond with “I’ll do it this weekend.”
Well, I hope you enjoyed my hodge-podge of life “should and should nots”. I’d still like to hear some of yours.