My Monger is always in my ear, saying: You got this.
And while, to some, “I got this” might sound like empowered thinking, when it’s coming from my Monger, it certainly is not.
Instead, it’s a clue that I’m on auto-pilot mode.
Here’s what I mean:
Recently, after a full day of work, I was making dinner for my husband and doing a load of laundry at the same time. Telling my husband to plate up, I rushed downstairs to “flip a load,” as I call it.
This is when my Monger started chiming in. “Hurry up!” it said. “You told your husband dinner was ready and now you’re downstairs messing with the laundry!”
And it struck me: I’d worked all day, cooked dinner, and now I was doing laundry—and my Monger was STILL going to shame me for not doing it fast enough?!
But stories like this are common for me. For years, I lived in that message. I call this the catch-22 of “I got this.”
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