Hey just a (relatively) quick question or five (lol):
Does anyone else here ever find they don't allow themselves to relax, or have fun? I mean that as in that you notice that whenever you're having a "good day" you therefore raise your bar of expectations for yourself? Maybe that and/or you somehow feel you're "being bad" if you just enjoy yourself?
I'm finding this a lot. Like today... it's a good day. But I can't really relax because my internal "committee" keeps telling me all my "shoulds"... and because they're nattering away in the back of my mind I can't even enjoy what I am doing as I'm trying not to give in to the "shoulds" because I now disagree with those internalized voices?
Just looking for some companionship and understanding. AND - what can we do about this? Or even if it doesn't happen to you, do you have any ideas for me? How do I shake off the mantle of wanting "permission" and "approval" from others? I want to just be happy with myself and the choices I make from my heart. How do I do that?!?!