It’s time to say no to autopilot “shoulds”. If I can rephrase the “should” thoughts into “could” thoughts, I will open up my options and can see the “suggestion” in light of my existing priorities. “Shoulds are hard to eradicate, since their origin and function is actually adaptive. They are simple rules to live by
So, I did a big thing this weekend. I got my hair shorted. Big time. This is the shortest my hair has ever been. Likely since birth or shortly after. I am happy. It’s only been a day, but it’s just so freeing. Slowly but surely, change is happening. Choosing alternate paths. Trial and error.