I challenge you today……how often do you use the word “should”?
When I was together with my friend Sally a few years ago she stopped me mid-sentence and said “Donna, don’t should all over yourself”. I don’t even recall what it was I was saying, but her statement has stuck with me!
So many times we as women can catch ourselves saying “I should do this” or “I should do that”. You fill in the blanks, but it’s true isn’t it? We put so much pressure on ourselves to meet our own unrealistic expectations or the expectations that we think those around us have for us.
This can happen especially during the Christmas season. Be aware of the word “should”. Stop yourself when your ears hear you saying it. How are you feeling in that moment?
Don’t get hung up on what you should do. Instead do what you love doing and let the rest fall where it may.
I am keeping a simple message running as a thread through my blogs this season. Be gentle with yourself. Don’t cave into the expectations of perfection that are all around us.
Do some personal reflection on what is important to you. Have a family meeting and find out what is important to everyone. Then free yourself to pick and choose what has the highest value. Christmas will happen just the same even if baking, gift purchases and decorating are simplified this year.
For some quick and easy tips and some further encouragement to simplify check out this posting of
Heart of the Matter’s Top Strategies for a Joyful and Peaceful Christmas Season!
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