Don’t Should Yourself!

Does this sound familiar to you?

  • I should get this or that done today.
  • I should go to this event/function/family occasion.
  • I should have done this or that.

How does it make you feel? Do you think that kind of statement is good for your well-being or not?

What about if you changed it to:

  • I could do this today as I choose to do it.
  • I could decide not to go to that event/function/family occasion and that would be okay.
  • I could have done that but as I didn’t I can now let that go.

How does this make you feel? Is this statement good for your well-being or not?

When we use the word ‘should’ we put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves as it doesn’t allow for any leniency and is dis-empowering. It also usually comes from demands outside ourselves. By this I mean that we think we ‘should’ be doing or behaving in a certain way.

When we use the word ‘could’ it is in fact giving us a choice which means that you get to choose what you want to do rather than doing something because you think you should do it and is more self-empowering.

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Are you willing to drop the ‘should’ in your sentence and replace it with ‘could’? How would that feel to you? Is it scary? Try giving it a go and see how that fits with you. Do you feel better using a more empowering word like ‘could’? Let us know how you got on and do remember to give yourself a big pat on the back if you gave it a try.

Enjoy!

 

 

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About cheryledwardshomeopath

As a Homeopath/Holistic Therapist with over 15years experience I have seen numerous clients with various ailments who have benefited from the range of therapies I use which include Homeopathy, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Indian Head Massage and nutritional advice. As a specialist Recovery Coach for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia I work to assist those suffering from these ailments reclaim their health, strength and energy in order to live a full and active life. I also coach individuals who feel they are not living the life they envisaged to reach their full potential and realize their dreams.
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