A not-to-do list is a list of tasks you don’t have to do – no matter what. Here’s mine:
– do not apologize when you cry
– do not explain yourself when you say no
– do not feel guilty if you feel bad
– do not feel weak when asking for help
– do not think that weakness is a flaw
– do not underestimate your needs (even if they feel silly)
– do not feel stupid or unaccomplished if you are simply under-payed
– do not always try to be better (relax)
– do not always create for the sake of the result
– do not fear to surrender – to others, to the world, to life & to death


If you're too tired to go out tonight, just think how you'll feel at seventy two!