Friday, March 23, 2012

Guilt? Or rest?

We've had beautiful weather lately, and usually March is a hibernation month.
When I say beautiful, I mean 70-80 degrees with bright sun!  VERY unusual for this part of the country.

So what's the problem??
I have guilt because I feel like I should be outside enjoying the weather.  Walking, biking, yard work, etc.
However, my body is not ready yet - it wants to hibernate.

So I fight guilt, and I "should" myself.
You SHOULD be outside.
You SHOULD be starting some plants for the garden.
You SHOULD be walking around the lake

And shoulding is NOT a healthy activity.

I remind myself, these will not be the only sunny days.  Although the weather says it's time, the ground is not ready for yard work.  And if I want to hibernate for a while longer, the world will continue to spin.

Reversal of self-talk.   Replacing "should" with "could", and allowing myself to have options, with all of them being acceptable. 

How about you?  Do you have to fight self-talk?


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