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?

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