The “Have To’s” are messages of stress, and the “Shoulds” are messages of depression. These messages are negative because they do not clearly communicate what you choose to do, whenyou choose to do it, and where you choose to start it.
Replace the negative messages with positive ones. Give yourself the power of choice. Learn to say “no” – you do not have to doanything. You can say no. Always keep that in mind.
Replace ”I have to” with ”I choose to”.
Replace ”I must finish” with ”When can I start?” (and where?).
Replace ”This is so big” with ”I can take one small step”.
Replace ”I must be perfect” with ”I can be human”.
Replace ”I don’t have time to play” with ”I must take time to play”.
The statement of a producer with a powerful focus is:
I choose to start on one small imperfect step knowing I have plenty of time for play.