The problem is in the language. Should. Urgh. Its not a nice word; its a negative word. And the emotional outcomes of "should-ing" are beauties like resentment, guilt, anger, boredom etc. Blurgh, right?
During my German language studies, I had a bit of an insight into "should". See, in German, the word for should is very specific - it is only used when giving advice: "You should really see a doctor", "my mother says I should hurry up and have a baby" etc. When you're speaking German, you CAN NOT "should" yourself.
So where does that leave you? It leaves you with "I need to vacuum", "I ought to get up". Which are better. They also give you a little more room to move.
See here's the thing: there are very few things you honestly actually MUST do. And even those can usually be pretty flexible. Sure, the floor is fluffy with dust, and a vacuum would do it some good, but what would be the worst that would happen if you didn't do it today? Or even this week? How about if you just swept it quickly, asked your partner to do it, or one of the kids?
I created the "should" worksheet to get out of the habit of should-ing myself. If I catch myself saying I "should" do something, this worksheet gives me the chance to unpack that feeling. I hope you'll have a go this week.
Use this worksheet to help you get down to the why of "I should but I don't wanna" so you can make peace with either getting your "should" done, or chucking it off your list.
You can download the Should Worksheet over on the Freebies page.