Yes, it’s true. I really think that as a community we need to banish the S word.
It doesn’t fit any longer.
There is no room for it in our vocabulary or LIFE.
We are moving into a state of more ALLOWING, so why keep it?
So I hereby proclaim that the word SHOULD is banished forever!!!
What, did you think I meant the other S word?!
We all have SHOULD’S in our lives. It just can’t be avoided at times. But it really does need to be eliminated from our lives.
Should’s keep us bound. They force us to feel obligated, pressured, and weighted. The tasks of our lives are important, yes. Keeping the kids on task to get out the door to school, washing the dishes, going to work all need to happen.
But what if we change our mindset to one of simply Allowing it to be?
Case in point: Yesterday and today I have been working on a client’s project. Yes, it needs to happen in a timely fashion and most of my energy is going there. But at the same time, I have these lists growing in my head of:
I SHOULD be
*creating a holiday email for my gift company
*taking photo’s of new gifts for my online shop
*cleaning the piles of paperwork in my office
*posting more on a photography project I’m part of
*making an appointment for a haircut
*getting OUT of the house to do something fun and energizing
These thoughts keep growing. And I keep ignoring them.
I consciously chose this morning to move into a space of knowing that there is perfect time to do EVERYTHING and allowing myself to just BE with these thoughts and not worry about them. And remembering that when I focus my energy on one project at a time, I am much more efficient and productive rather than spreading my energy too thin as I attempt to do 18 different things at once.
By ALLOWING life to unfold naturally, doing our tasks when we feel ready and guided, and simply choosing to let the word SHOULD go from our lives, everything evolves perfectly. Time shows up. Space shows up. We are ready to do it and it will be PERFECT.
My Should’s will still be there later.
But I’ll call them My Love To Do List instead.