Some 'Should do's' we can live without!

Some Should’s We Could Live Without!

I should be the perfect lover, partner, worker, friend, parents, teacher, student, child etc

I should be able to endure without complaint

I should never lost my temper

I should never make mistakes

I should never be afraid

I should never be angry / jealous

I should be totally self reliant

I should not ask for help

I should be able to find a quick solution to every problem

I should be able to protect my family from pain

I should make enough money so that I / my family can afford….

I should be a success in everything I do

I should also have a tidy house

I should be busy; otherwise I am wasting my time

I should have the energy to do all of the things I must do

I should always look my best

I should put other people’s feelings before mine

I should strive to be perfect at all times

I should feel happy

I should feel guilty


Lisa Phillips is an award winning Life and Confidence Coach based in Sydney Australia.  She is also the author of ' The Confidence Coach' book (   Lisa appears regulary on TV and radio and her work is featured in a wide range of international magazines. 

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