My first excursion into the world of therapy/counselling found me telling my counsellor what I believed I 'should' be doing, 'should' be thinking, just 'should' be. It doesn't take long to figure out where the 'shoulds' come from. From family, 'friends', peers, elders, teachers, prophets and priests - basically anyone who has had any major, or minor, influence on your life.
As addictive a personality as I may have I find that when I realise that someone has been doing me or mine wrong I have a tendency to cut them out of my life completely. A tendency to deny them any influence and to shun any idea, good or bad, they may have.
You do realise that there's a 'but' coming or at least a 'however'. So, here it comes. I have been giving some thought to some of those 'shoulds' that are out there that I've put on the black list. Perhaps I should be getting some exercise - being out of puff when you've climbed the stairs to your apartment is not a good thing (I live on the first floor not the fourth). And maybe I should be using a moisturiser that suits my skins age - it really is looking sluggish. But then that could be because perhaps I should be eating more healthy foods and less fast food deliveries and less coke (of the fizzy variety).
So I am letting some of the 'shoulds' back into my life before I put on another 3 stone or need resuccitation after just getting home. There will be weekly yoga sessions, healthy eating and exercising. Here goes.....
Catherine @ The MacsX