I call this the “tyranny of the should.” So how do we stop ourselves from the “tyranny of the should” this holiday season and instead indulge in some well-deserved inner peace?
Giving back is always important, but that urge inevitably grows stronger within us around the time of Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because we gather with family and friends who have been good to us or maybe it’s because the spirit of generosity seems to suddenly be everywhere. Whatever it is, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the importance of giving in our lives.
I was becoming aware that this glass of wine, which initially seemed to only have one overarching flavor, is actually composed of several flavors interacting with each other to create a fuller taste. By giving each flavor a name and definition, it became possible for me to recognize it. Then all of a sudden it hit me - this same idea could be applied to behavior.