Saturday, January 4, 2014

Taking my frustration out on a word...

MindBodyGreen was thinking about me today... Well maybe not me, but people like me. I get their daily email blasts. If you are interested in changing your life, you've got to check this site,, out. I love it.

The first post was about a word we need to eliminate from our thoughts. (Read it here: Eliminate this word) Especially if we want to learn to love ourselves more. What's the word? Take a guess...




Nope. SHOULD. *bomb drops* Bam!

Duh! This is genius. And I've only been thinking about it for 5 minutes. I use 'should' ALL the time. If I'm sitting on the couch, watching my 3rd or 4th hour of tv and it's getting close to bedtime, I say: I 'should' have worked out.

Found on

  • I should cook more. 
  • I should work out.
  • I should have mailed out Christmas cards. 
  • I should save that money instead of buying another penguin. (Yes, we love penguins and it's a symbol of our love, but that's not the point.)
  • I should give Spike a bath. 
  • I should get up 10 minutes earlier so I can make my breakfast smoothie.
  • I should have worked an extra hour at work. 
  • I should have eaten an apple instead of that chocolate. (But it was organic dark chocolate, so that has to help some, right?)

See? I use it a lot. Way more than any self-respecting person should. Have you heard of the rubber band method of change? You wear a rubber band on your wrist. Whenever you do something you aren't supposed to, you snap the rubber band. Ow. But it has proven to be a quite effective method of making you stop doing whatever it is that you want to stop. Because the damn rubber band hurts and you want it to be over with. I'm going to do it.

A rubber band against my self-hatred and that stupid word, 'should'. And I'm replacing the word 'should' with 'will'.

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