How often do you find yourself saying “I really should be doing that”?

The word “should” is one that can actually end up causing us a lot of grief.  And when it comes up over and over again, we have to take a look and ask ourselves why.

In today’s video, I want to have a chat about the word “should”, and why it’s time to let it go…

*Please excuse the funny first few seconds of this video (and the dodgy stills frame)… I blame one part dodgy Melbourne weather, and one part the tail end of Mercury Retrograde!



So what do you think?  Are there too many times where you find yourself saying “I should”?  And is that should coming from a place of fear?

Exercise is a really good example of this.  So many of us (I have been VERY guilty of this in the past) say that we will work out because we think we should.  And that fear is coming from thinking we need to look a certain way, or a worry about what people will think of us if we don’t move our bodies.  “I need to lose weight so I should exercise.”  But where is the love in all this?  And it’s because of that base of fear, that all those gym memberships go untouched and all of those seemingly good intentions and new exercise regimes go out the window.

Instead, we need to come back to love.  A genuine love of the way our body feels when we move it.  The want to move our body because of that feeling, and then of course the need to move our body because it’s just so damn good for us.

When we switch it around, it becomes less about the obligation and more about truly wanting to do something good for ourselves because we believe we deserve it.

What about when it comes to the person you are?  Are you behaving in a certain way because you feel you “should”?  Or are you living authentically and in line with what you truly believe in?

In the end it’s about who you really are, not who you feel you should be.  

Is it time to honour yourself a little more, gorgeous?  And start to do a little more of what you need and want rather than focusing on those pesky “shoulds”.  I think it’s time we let go of the should.

With so much love,
Amelia xx

Author: Amelia

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2 thoughts on “Letting go of the “should” in life

  1. What a great reminder and topic Amelia! I am definitely a ‘should’ person but I will now really stop before I do and ask myself “do I really want to do this right now?”.
    Thanks for the reminder 🙂 xx

    Posted on June 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm
  2. Love this Amelia, so true! Im always thinking abiut what I should be doing, I should get outside more, I should exercise, I should read that…. 🙂 loved your cat too!!

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm