Let’s Avoid “Having To”
How often do we say that we ‘have to‘ do something?
We have to finish writing a text. We have to send an email to a client. We have to phone a colleague.
Changing one word in each sentence can help us feel more relaxed.
So instead of saying “we have to“, we can say “we choose to“.
We choose to finish writing a text. We choose to send an email to a client. We choose to phone a colleague.
Isn’t it always a choice? Don’t we choose to do the things we do?
So instead of saying: “I have to finish working on the concept instead of taking a lunch break“, try saying: “I decided to finish working on the concept instead of taking a lunch break“.
Now how does that feel to you?