“Any choice made from freedom creates more freedom.”
Yet our choices are usually made from a place that is far from freedom. You can spot it in the language we use:
- I have to…
- I must…
- I ought to…
- I should…
Where’s the choice and freedom in that?
And freedom is, to a large extent, a matter of mindset.
Why do we set our minds to feel trapped and not free?
Could it be as simple as flicking a switch, to make that shift?
I have lost count of the number of times I have used this technique with clients and it works every time – if they choose it to!
Here’s the secret:
Swap your ‘should’, ‘have to’, ‘must’ and ‘ought’ for ‘choose to’.
Try it out now – even with something mundane!
“I have to do the laundry.”
“I choose to do the laundry.”
Which one feels better?
How about shifting more of your choices to come from a place of freedom today?
Let us know how you get on via the comments box!
Wishing you a day full of sunshine and laughter,
Did you know…?
This article is from The Little Book Of Daily Sunshine.
I really like this technique. Sometimes if I have a lot I want to get through by the end of the day, I write a list of major, but also very minor things which are easy to do immediately, and each time I check them off, it feels good. As the list changes balance to more things checked off than still to do, I start to feel it is all possible. Is that horribly geeky?! Probably, but it really helps me to stop feeling overwhelmed.