60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday: Let’s Stop Shoulding on Our Own Good Selves
by Diane Wyzga | January 20, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Mountain View, California!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday.
I may as well face it: I can behave like an over-stretched, over-committed, dutiful, responsible, driven, obligated mother’s daughter.
Begin Anew 2022 is getting me caught up in doing it all wrong by trying to do it all right. It’s the cost of having grown up in my generation, in my family, in my family’s religion. Those spaces forged me as if I was metal to be hammered by a blacksmith.
I have all these notions about what I am supposed to do, have, create, earn, market, calendar, write, publish, reconfigure, reorganize, schedule, envision, network, and connect. I can’t do it all and I can’t do it perfectly. Do you feel some of this, too?
Practical Tip: Let’s just stop. Let’s ask ourselves: How would it feel if we stopped “shoulding” on ourselves? Let’s invite peace, space, the power of the pause. Did you just breathe a deep sigh of relief? Perhaps drop your shoulders? Maybe even smile at your silly human self? Me, too.
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