It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about all of the things you should be doing, or being, or saying, or feeling. “I should work out more.” “I should weigh less.” “I should say I’m sorry.” “I should calm down.” Many times, those thoughts come from a good place. They come from a desire to be the best version of yourself.
But if you’re not careful, it can veer into something less healthy. Having expectations of yourself that are too high can cause you a lot of stress. It can make you think that you’re not good enough. So keep track today to see how often you get caught up in “should-ing.” If you do it often, you may want to make an effort to cut back. Or balance it out by noting all of the things about yourself that you’re happy with.