We all have a tendency to exaggerate. If something stresses us, it ‘kills’ us. If something is funny, we ‘die’ of laughter. If something is missing from our lives, we jump to the conclusion that we can’t live without it. But hold on. You would notice that you could live just fine without the things you think you can’t live without.
Just like the song ‘Bare Necessities’, you don't need much to live a simple and an uncomplicated life. All you have to do is cut the hyperbole. Take a look at 10 things you can survive without!
1. Looking at your phone after every few minutes
Yes, yes those notifications need attention but they don’t need your constant attention. FYI, you can survive without a phone. Our parents did and their parents did too! So shrieks like ‘I will die without my phone’, when the battery runs out is the highest form of hyperbole.
2. Going on cigarette breaks
Kicking the butt needs a lot of willpower. You won’t know that until and unless you start. You might think you need those ciggies to function, but once you’re determined to live without it, you will.
3. Buying that new dress online
Online shopping is an addiction. You keep buying things you don’t really need. To justify it, you say things like, ‘I’d die if I don’t buy that dress.’ But in reality, you would save a lot by not buying that dress,. And you definitely won’t die
4. Without a newspaper
I have seen my journalist friends go crazy on the rare day when newspapers are off the stands. ‘We can’t survive without the newspaper’, it seems! However, they would forget about it and browse the news online.
5. Showing how much you love someone in public
Some couples can’t get enough of each other. We get it, they are so much in love. But that doesn’t mean they gross others out by sticking tongues in each other’s throats. You can live without excessive PDA. You don’t need to show how much you love a person by always being physical.
6. Your best friend
To the phrase, ‘oh what can I do without you, bestie?’ there is an answer. Many things. You can spend your time peacefully alone without gossiping. Contemplate on deeper things rather than worrying about which nail polish shade looks better. Also, have your own unadulterated opinion on things.
7. Checking in on Facebook and travelling
Believe it or not, if you don’t do an airport check-in on Facebook, you'll still reach your destination. It’s a trend today to tell the world where you’re travelling to via a Facebook check-in or else your entire trip is a waste.
8. Your morning tea
Your morning chai is an essential part of your routine. It kickstarts your day and you need it first thing in the morning. But what happens when you decide to cut it off due to too much excessive sugar intake and replace it with a fruit. At first, you terribly miss your cup, but later on your chai habit gets replaced by a healthier fruit habit which keeps your body fit and healthy.
9. Watching your favourite sitcom
I recently realised that a day would not really change if I missed an episode of my favourite TV show. It made me sad at first, but later on I accepted it and even forgot about it. I survived even the spoilers and did not make a fuss about it.
10. Your internet connection
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