We all have so many obligations and duties, things that we need to do for other people, and many “shoulds” that make us feel inadequate every day. We should clean up the kitchen, we should exercise every day, we should read all our email, we should…. It goes on and on. In the quest to do all those things for everyone else and complete our to-do list of “shoulds,” we may have lost ourselves. But what’s the point of having a person like you if you aren’t being you. You are depriving other people of yourself.
Challenge yourself to do the things that are important to you. Certainly, you can’t shirk your truly important responsibilities, but recognize that many of them are not truly important.
Ask yourself what would happen if you didn’t do all those things? The answer may very well be … nothing bad.