What Should do’s could you live without? Several years ago, I attended a workshop in New York with Life Coach Debbie Ford. During this course, Debbie spoke extensively about letting go of all the Should do’s in our life. I love this principle and often use it in my own life and with my own life coaching clients.
Think about it, where are you always saying ‘I should do this or I should do that‘ Wouldn’t it just feel so much nicer to let all the should do’s go?
Here are some Should do’s you could live without!
I should be the perfect lover, partner, worker, friend, parents, teacher, student, child etc
I should be able to endure without complaint
I should never lose my temper
I should never make mistakes
I should never be afraid
I should never be angry / jealous
I should be totally self reliant
I should not ask for help
I should be able to find a quick solution to every problem
I should be able to protect my family from pain
I should make enough money so that I / my family can afford….
I should be a success in everything I do
I should also have a tidy house
I should be busy; otherwise I am wasting my time
I should have the energy to do all of the things I must do
I should always look my best
I should put other people’s feelings before mine
I should strive to be perfect at all times
I should feel happy
I should feel guilty
Why Should You?
How would your life be different if you let go the ‘should do’s? The fact is you don’t need to anything, especially if it doesn’t feel good! How would your life be different if you dropped the ‘ Should do’s’ in everything that you do?
Try it out this week and let go of the pressure to do anything that you ‘ Should’ out of habit or obligation.
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