Of course you’re feeling grumpy. You’re about to do something you’d rather not do. But once you get done feeling irritable, could you try to be a little lighthearted about it? Maybe there will be a pleasant surprise when you do that task you dread doing.
If nothing else, think about how good you will feel when it’s done.
Application: We may dislike some of our personal duties, but ignoring them will only leave us feeling worse. Often these duties are part of a larger goal that we desire, such as spiritual growth, a good credit rating, a healthy relationship, or a new job. But usually duty runs even deeper than that. Responding to the call of duty is essential for self-worth.
From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
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