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?