I really should practice yoga every day. I really should write more, blog more, participate more. In yoga, in social media, in pretty much every sector of my life (personally and professionally, and in all the places that overlaps), I've noticed that I should / could / ought to do more.
When I think about it, I tell myself that consistency is the big challenge. And it's something people often write about in reference to branding, blogging, and pretty much everything else. So clearly this search for consistency is a human endeavor.
But I'm pretty weary of the word should. Should usually tells me something funny is going on. Should usually indicates some sort of judgment call, some sort of negative judgment.
When I say I should do this, be it practice yoga or write a blog post, what I'm really doing is judging myself for doing (or for the inclination to do) the opposite. When I say they / he / she should do this, even if it's probably a good idea (like wearing a helmet while riding a bike), I'm usually judging the fact that the person or group of people is doing the opposite.
Why is it that should seems to be the more reliable constant?