Stacy Lanigan, Lynn University
During my graduate degree one of my counseling classes had a guest speaker who was talking to us about “shoulding all over yourself.” At first I thought I heard it wrong and he said SH***** all over yourself…for those who were not paying attention, they were now! I was intrigued.
- I should be making more money.
- I should be working more.
- I should be working less.
- I should eat better.
- I should exercise more.
- I should lose weight.
- I should have more patience.
- I should call my mom more often.
- I should be successful by now
It has been many years since I have used the word “should”. Recently when someone new started in our office, I was reminded how “should” represents “it’s not enough,” disappointment and expectations, and the need to blog about it.
Click anywhere in this post for a video on “a bad case of the shoulds.”