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I Have to Do What I Don’t Like First + What if The Work Feels Repetitious? + Line 3 of the JYNW (Advice): When “Should” Doesn’t Feel Right

In this episode of the Wiggle Room Podcast, a participant does The Work on that feeling of obligation: “I have to do what I don’t like first…” Does it sound like school and parents? Well, it should. My dad always said, “Do you your homework first, then you can go out and play.” Some of us internalized this sense of duty more than others. For those of us who took it too far, here’s a little balance.

Timeline

0:00 — Intro
2:01 — Inquiry: I Have to Do What I Don’t Like First
13:44 — Question: What if The Work Feels Repetitious?
22:29 — Question: Line 3 of the JYNW (Advice): When “Should” Doesn’t Feel Right
30:59 — Newsletter: Have You Questioned Your Food Rules?
34:20 — Outro

Open Session Recording

In addition to The Work on “having to do what I don’t like first, there were two interesting questions from participants. Listen, as one person asks about the sometimes repetitious nature of working through a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet and as another person notices some resistance to writing should statements.

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Newsletter Text

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