“I Get To”
As humans, we have hundreds of conversations daily. Though we spend all day communicating with others, the people we speak to the most are ourselves.
As we move through our daily to-do lists, we often say to ourselves, “I have to do this.” By consciously shifting that statement from “I have to” to “I get to,” we can operate from a place of gratitude rather than choiceless responsibility.
Rather than “I have to go to work,” think “I get to go to work.” I’m fortunate to have a job.
Rather than “I have to exercise,” think “I get to exercise.” I’m grateful for a body that is capable of movement.
Rather than “I have to pick up my kids from school,” think “I get to pick up my kids from school.” Some of the best conversations happen during those car rides.
Rather than “I have to wake up early to walk the dog,” think “I get to wake up early to walk the dog.” This allows me to get outside and start my day on a positive note.
The way we converse with the voice in our head greatly impacts our day to day. By changing one word in the conversations we have with ourselves, suddenly our mundane daily tasks become things we’re happy and excited to do!