I am increasingly fascinated by the extent to which we create our own hell.
We say “yes” way more than we should, both at work and at home. We set unnecessarily high expectations for ourselves and become obsessed with meeting those when no one is looking for that much from us. Then we wonder why we’re miserable. *facepalm*
I talk about this with clients and I think about this a lot personally as well. I try to be very conscience of regularly asking myself, “Do I really HAVE to do that?”
What are often labeled as “must do” items are actually “want to do” items. When we choose to make “wants” into “musts” (and yes, we do have that choice), we choose to be more stressed. Why do this?
During this time of year when stress is intense and it’s so easy to have especially high expectations for ourselves, I’ve challenged myself a lot on what I truly must do, and what I can say no to. Here are 10 things I’ve let go of.
I've let go of...
I hope that you’ll take a minute to add your thoughts below!
Most importantly, I hope that you have distinct moments of calm and peace this month, and in the coming year as well.