Here’s a strategy
Notice when you are telling yourself, “I HAVE to do ______ something.” Like, I haaaaavvve to go to work, or I have to pay this bill.
Everything you do is a choice. Change the way you talk to yourself about it. Instead of saying I have to… say, I choose to_______, because _______.
Here are some of mine, I choose to work because I like having a paycheck. I like paying for things I need. I actually like doing a good job and challenging myself. I choose to pay my utility bills because I really like lights, heat and fresh water. It provides so much comfort in my life. I choose to eat healthy because it feels good in my body and fuels me well to do tons of other awesome things. I choose to workout because I know I feel awesome afterward and I love getting stronger. I choose to fold laundry because I appreciate having my clothes organized and neat.
Telling myself I HAVE to do something makes me feel bratty and snotty. I end up rebeling AGAINST MYSELF… duh! Which feels even crappier.
Get to the “why” of your choices. If the reason creates joy, love or even a scary excitement-do it. If the reason makes you feel cruddy -stop choosing it.
Begin to choose what you love and love what you choose. Remember why you love it.
Post your own!! “I choose to ____ because ____.” in the comments