That’s how anxious people torture themselves; ‘I should……. [be perfect].
When I read this prompt; Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t. a list of should’s scrolled down in my mind. They come easily because I repeat them everyday, maybe even several times a day.
I should quit eating so many snacks at night.
I should clean up the hidden piles.
I should eat more salad.
There’s more and worse but I wouldn’t tell you.
I fight against should! I fight against should because I had it shoved in my face for so many years the old ‘should’ voices still nag in the back of my mind.
When I find myself getting anxious about what I should be doing I stand up and tell myself, “I should be doing what ever the hell I want!”
(except eating too many snacks at night; I really should stop doing that)