Shoulda, woulda, coulda …

WordPress Daily Prompt: Shoulda, woulda, coulda.Tell us about something you know you should do … but don’t.

These are words I try to avoid at all costs — they fall into the category of “useless thoughts and emotions.”  My heart and brain, however, recognize that, like other things we skirt around in life, they do have their place, if only as a cautionary tale.

There are things I know I should do every day — things I could do — things I would do — if only.  If only I weren’t so busy … so preoccupied … so shockingly lazy.

Every day I should spend at least an hour playing my incredible piano.  I should write constructively — or randomly — for yet another hour, minimum.  I should make the phone calls and send the emails and hand-written notes that languish in the Vault of Good Intentions.  I should keep my house spotless and the laundry forever caught up and all the bills paid immediately upon receipt.  I should walk at least two miles every single day.

The list of shoulds is virtually endless.  And the incontrovertible truth is that I could do those things.  And I would!  If only …

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita J
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 20:38:27

    ain’t it da truth, sistah??!!

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  2. Wiley Schmidt
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 22:19:35

    I love piano music….poetry on the keys.

    Reply

  3. Judy Smith
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 13:23:00

    Carrie, I find it takes HUGE discipline to refrain from logging in to social media first thing in the morning while I’m having my luscious first cup of coffee. It is indeed a major time suck, and I would be far more productive if I limited my time therein. I’m working on it …

    And Joy, I didn’t say I DO the housework and laundry faithfully … just that it’s one of the SHOULDS in my life! :)

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  4. Carrie Rubin
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:12:56

    Something I know I needed to but didn’t was cut down on my social media time and spend more time writing. So I’ve made some changes. I now make myself work on my novel-in-progress for at least 1-2 hours before I open up any social media. It’s working well, and usually once I get started writing, I put in a good two hours and 1500-2000 words before I open the fun time suck that is social media. Let’s hope I can stick to my discipline. :)

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  5. Joy Patton
    Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:09:54

    You really had me when you got to the shockingly lazy part, but you lost me when you got to the housework & laundry part :)

    Reply

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