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Did you know that SHOULD'S aren't your stuff anyway?
That's right. Every single time you say "I should...", you are in fact judging yourself according to someone else's rules. Think about it. Is what you are doing making you feel good (take away the should judgement)? Yes! Do I feel good writing this still in my jammies? Of course I do. Did I feel good watching pugs on YouTube? Of course. In fact, Chester Pug is snoring like a hound dog on his blankie under my desk as we speak. Did I feel good not working on my novel? Sure. I'm not in the mood to write at the second. (give me a sec on that though because my new book Water Whisperer is unfolding in my head as I write this).
This SHOULD thing is a huge guilt trip - and it's totally linked to centuries training us to believe that we ALWAYS have to be #productive. Really? Yes, really! It's as if we are not allowed to be #unproductive or some big teacher ruler is going to snap out from behind us and swat us on the hands. And let me ask you this. If you are "always being productive", when do you give time to yourself? I mean, real quality time?
Think about how you would define 'quality time with my family', for example. That usually includes:
Yeah, probably not in quite awhile, and probably less now that the holiday season is exploding around you. I mean... that Pug Video just made me smile. In fact, I think I've watched it now 4 times. I love Pugs (any dog in general actually), and this just made me feel so happy watching the dogs run around the beach while Tommy Franklin danced with them. Freakin' adorable! (not Tommy... the dogs!).
The point I'm trying to make here is MAKE #YOU TIME. What do you love doing that you often deny yourself? Watching movies? Reading? Having a roll with your guy? (that one get's left out all the time). Writing? Dancing around the house/office? Telling jokes? Talking on the phone with your besty? Watching things that make you laugh? Going for a long walk? Hanging out at your favourite book store? What?
Throw a little "unproductive" into your over productive life. Yup... throw that wrench in there from time to time, and go on a rampage of #appreciation of YOU!
LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE AT!