Blog

Blog

Do you feel Obligated?

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:35 PM

How would you like to feel energised and excited at the end of each day, instead of exhausted, tired and drained?

Feeling obligated to do things can be a common occurrence and a general theme that a lot of people can tend to feel most days. This can come from doing what we believe that “we need to do”, to be the type of person that “we believe we should be”. For example keeping a clean house and taking care of the kids to be “a great wife and mother”. When we feel obligated we can sometimes feel like there’s no choice. We can feel that we “have” to and that we “need” to and that we “should”. We can feel pressured and weighed down by what we think we “should” get done in a day.

Obligation is such an energy drain! I know for me if I feel obligated to do something, it really doesn’t feel very good or produce an energising and uplifting state. It can also make me feel quite resistant to doing what would be important for me to do. At times it can almost feel as if I’m rebelling against myself to not do it! And then it becomes a fight in my mind and an inner conflict is created that I “should” do it, but I don’t “want” to do it! This can also then lead to a feeling of guilt, anger and resentment at having to do something that I “should” do, because it feels like I don’t have a choice.

The amount of positive energy that this type of feeling sucks from us every day is very detrimental to our own health and wellbeing. If we are only typically given so many “units” of energy each day and more than 50 % are being spent on trying to get the energy to “do the things we should do, that we are feel obligated to do” then that is not a very productive way to spend our time or our energy.

What do you feel obligated to do each day? Is it things like washing the dishes, keeping the house tidy, looking after the kids and taking them places or to their sporting events? Do you feel obligated to go to work and to do what needs to be done there? How do you feel at the end of each day? Do you feel invigorated and excited to do it all again tomorrow? I’m guessing probably not……

The best way that I have found for myself personally, in overcoming the feeling of obligation is through changing my perception using Gratitude and incorporating a feeling of fun, celebration and success in everything that I do. Being able to tap into these resourceful states every day also requires a level of consistency in taking care of ourselves through proper nutrition and hydration, healthy amounts of exercise and doing things daily that fulfil us and help us feel whole and centred and living a life based on Self Love. (This might be things like incorporating yoga, meditation, listening to music, being creative, journaling, gratitude diaries etc.)

Asking myself focused questions such as “What can I be grateful for whilst I do this?” or “What’s my highest outcome?” or “What could I do that would make this feel more fun?” can help me focus on changing my perception around any given task. For example when I’m washing the dishes, which at times can feel like thankless and irritating job, that has to be done, can become 10 minutes of focused gratitude, feeling grateful for the food that my family and I just ate, the fact that we had bowls and plates and cutlery to eat with, a table to eat at, a sink to use, hot running water, a fridge to store our food in, online grocery delivery to make it easier and to utilise my time better, our house, the fact that I have a beautiful family to cook for and prepare food for, that my children are healthy and happy and love to eat healthy food, that I am healthy and well and have enough energy for washing the dishes, that I have both of my hands and my arms and my legs!! And this is just to name a few things! At the end of washing the dishes I feel energised, excited about life and have a feeling of peacefulness and happiness that money cannot buy!

Or perhaps another example is when I’m driving my children to sporting events or appointments, instead of feeling like I have to rush to get there and focusing on the mental list of things to do in my head when I get home again, I ask myself the question of “What is my highest outcome?” For me personally my highest outcome is to help my children feel loved, appreciated and understood. So instead I would then use the time in the car much more effectively as a time to connect with them, asking them about their day, sharing a joke, a song or a happy moment together. This helps us all feel great, relaxed, calm and brings in more positive energy again.

Another example of changing the feeling of obligation into something that feels like fun is asking myself “What could I do that would make this feel more fun?” Sometimes that might be putting on some music and listening to it and dancing whilst I do the vacuuming or mowing the lawns!

There are so many ways we can change our perception on any task, from one of obligation, frustration and anger into feeling grateful, happy and energised! Even times when you may feel overwhelmed or a sense of pressure in getting things done, can be moments quickly turned into mini-celebrations. Doing a quick happy dance, a high five, or a fist pump with a “Yes”, can all be ways to celebrate getting through the smaller tasks in our day. The more we celebrate, the more we feel successful and the more it energises us and improves our productivity no end!

Our time here on earth is so precious, and the way we are spending our time is impacted completely by how we feel every day. There are so many things in a day that we can feel obligated about or we can choose to make every day, a day filled with fun, happiness and celebration! It’s really a choice of what we choose to focus on.

 

Categories: Self Love and Empowerment

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

194 Comments

Reply awobahubezi
3:51 PM on March 12, 2020 
Only gxt.rjdw.ohmycoach.eu.gwy.pc agitation; wave [URL=http://ossoccer.org/item/uribid/ - buy uribid online cheap[/URL - [URL=http://frankfortamerican.com/fildena-extra-power/ - fildena extra power capsules[/URL - [URL=http://salamanderscience.com/mesterolone/ - lowest price for mesterolone[/URL - [URL=http://mannycartoon.com/item/frusenex/ - frusenex[/URL - [URL=http://meandtheewed.com/buy-prednisone-online/ - prednisone with no prescription[/URL - [URL=http://allwallsmn.com/buy-cialis-online/ - tadalafil 20 mg generic[/URL - [URL=http://redlightcameraticket.net/item/duovir/ - duovir without a doctor[/URL - sufficient purchase uribid online fildena extra power lowest price for mesterolone cheap frusenex prednisone order cialis without prescription duovir without a doctor texts sensitivities http://ossoccer.org/item/uribid/ uribid en ligne http://frankfortamerican.com/fildena-extra-power/ fildena extra power buy online http://salamanderscience.com/mesterolone/ discount mesterolone http://mannycartoon.com/item/frusenex/ buy frusenex on line http://meandtheewed.com/buy-prednisone-online/ prednisone order http://allwallsmn.com/buy-cialis-online/ cialis http://redlightcameraticket.net/item/duovir/ duovir coupon chorea; relaxed.
Reply balenciaga speed
4:56 PM on June 14, 2020 
I and my buddies appeared to be following the great things from your web blog and instantly developed a horrible feeling I never thanked the site owner for those tips. These boys appeared to be for this reason excited to read all of them and have in effect undoubtedly been loving these things. Many thanks for getting really considerate as well as for deciding on these kinds of high-quality ideas millions of individuals are really wanting to learn about. My very own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to earlier.
balenciaga speed http://www.balenciagaspeeds.com
Reply calvin klein
12:41 PM on June 16, 2020 
I am glad for writing to make you know what a helpful discovery our princess enjoyed viewing your web page. She came to find numerous issues, with the inclusion of how it is like to have an incredible teaching style to have certain people without hassle know just exactly some specialized issues. You really surpassed her expected results. I appreciate you for imparting these priceless, dependable, edifying and even cool tips on your topic to Sandra.
calvin klein http://www.calvinkleinsoutlet.us.com
Reply nike air vapormax
3:32 AM on June 18, 2020 
I simply wished to appreciate you once more. I do not know the things I would've created without the actual thoughts shown by you concerning such a concern. It truly was a fearsome crisis in my circumstances, nevertheless considering a professional form you resolved it took me to cry over contentment. I'm just grateful for your guidance and thus sincerely hope you know what a powerful job that you're putting in instructing the mediocre ones through your webpage. I am certain you've never come across any of us.
nike air vapormax http://www.vapormaxs.us
Reply Ordinue
4:51 AM on June 19, 2020 
Comprar Cialis Foro Barato https://cheapcialisll.com/ - Cheap Cialis Kamagra Online Mastercard Cialis Proscar Pelo Propecia
Reply balenciaga
12:57 AM on June 23, 2020 
I simply had to appreciate you again. I'm not certain the things that I would have followed without the actual ideas revealed by you directly on that area of interest. It actually was a very fearsome crisis in my circumstances, nevertheless being able to see your specialised manner you treated it took me to weep with joy. Extremely thankful for the guidance and in addition believe you are aware of a great job you have been undertaking educating the rest using your web blog. More than likely you have never come across any of us.
balenciaga http://www.balenciaga-shoes.us
Reply lebron 17
8:23 PM on June 24, 2020 
I and my friends ended up examining the good secrets on your site while then came up with a horrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to the site owner for those tips. The women happened to be consequently glad to see them and have now sincerely been making the most of these things. I appreciate you for getting very helpful and also for utilizing these kinds of awesome resources millions of individuals are really wanting to learn about. My sincere regret for not saying thanks to sooner.
lebron 17 http://www.lebron17.us.com
Reply vans shoes
3:51 PM on June 28, 2020 
I happen to be commenting to make you know what a notable experience our child enjoyed reading the blog. She even learned plenty of issues, including what it is like to possess an ideal helping mood to have other people just know precisely various grueling subject areas. You really surpassed readers' expectations. I appreciate you for displaying those important, trustworthy, edifying not to mention fun tips on this topic to Janet.
vans shoes http://www.vans-outlet.us.com
Reply generic cialis
11:43 AM on July 10, 2020 
Buy Cialis Overnight Delivery KillInsene https://bbuycialisss.com/# - Buy Cialis elaltVox Cephalexin Sulfa Fatvoits cialis without prescription dauffippaura Viagra Purchase In Nz
Reply Teoidord
4:44 PM on July 11, 2020 
levitra online
Reply Jasonidord
7:51 PM on July 11, 2020 
buy ventolin doxycycline antibiotic silagra generic buy levitra dapoxetine pills buy xenical singulair buy online hydroxychloroquine chloroquine buy tadalafil online clonidine 0.1
Reply Yonidord
8:29 PM on July 11, 2020 
buy ciprofloxacin how much is generic plaquenil kamagra tablets buy furosemide baclofen 10 buy ventolin celebrex 100mg tablet buy generic valtrex
Reply Yonidord
8:37 PM on July 11, 2020 
how to get sildenafil cheapest clonidine 0.1 mg buy priligy super avana furosemide 20mg order accutane canada hydroxychloroquine for sale ciprofloxacin pharmacy
Reply supreme shirt
12:15 AM on July 12, 2020 
I simply wished to thank you very much once again. I am not sure the things I could possibly have accomplished in the absence of the type of points revealed by you relating to such a area. It became a difficult matter for me personally, nevertheless spending time with a new well-written strategy you solved that forced me to leap over contentment. I'm just grateful for this work and thus wish you know what a great job that you're undertaking teaching the rest using your webpage. More than likely you have never come across any of us.
supreme shirt http://www.supremeshirt.us.com
Reply Markidord
12:48 AM on July 12, 2020 
lipitor 30 mg clonidine 0.3 amitriptyline 100mg cost buy accutane online singulair 10mg tablet priligy price
Reply Tedidord
2:43 AM on July 12, 2020 
buy silagra 100 mg how much is cymbalta
Reply Carlidord
5:04 AM on July 12, 2020 
buy baclofen levitra buy ciprofloxacin sale online buy priligy plaquenil 200 mg 60 tab
Reply Wimidord
6:52 AM on July 12, 2020 
kamagra now
Reply Zakidord
6:56 AM on July 12, 2020 
dapoxetine 60mg brand name generic avana chloroquine otc uk buy cymbalta 500mg amoxicillin price sildenafil 20 mg vermox medication
Reply Lisaidord
11:53 AM on July 12, 2020 
buy tadalafil