𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘵.
𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘴.
𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦.
𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳.
𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴.
How many times have you said these things to yourself?
When a client says any of these things to me, I respond with “According to who?”
The thing is, when we say we “should” do something, that thing is usually about meeting someone else’s expectations. It’s because someone (family, friends, society) has told us that’s the desirable thing or the “right” thing to do, but it’s often not what we want to do.
“Should” creates pressure, breeds insecurity, and makes us feel like our own choices aren’t good enough.
Next time you say to yourself you should do something, think about whether you actually want to do it or if you’re doing it to meet someone else’s expectations.
There’s no single way to live your life.
There’s no one way to look or eat or move to be healthy.
You are enough and you deserve to feel that way.