I have gotten into the habit of shoulding myself. That’s right. I should myself way too much. I have no idea why people even want to be around me because I am shoulding all over the place. It’s time it stopped.
I caught myself the other day shoulding. I was having coffee with a good friend and I said out loud, “I should be making hula hoops.” As soon as I said it, I thought, “Did I just really say that out loud? That is very craptastic.”
Yes, my shoulding has become craptastic. I am shoulding my friends away. And what good does shoulding do? If I say “I should be making hula hoops” and I still choose to have coffee with a friend why am I wasting the energy on even saying should. It’s not going to change. I made my decision to have coffee and I was doing it. But still I let part of my brain be in another world of shoulds instead of in the moment.
I am challenging myself to cut should out of my vocabulary. I am going to try my hardest to never should myself again.
How often do you should?