When We Are Driven By Obligation Not Values

If you value your relationship with your mother and she wants you to call daily, but you find it exhausting, what do you do?

I like to look under the request to explore what is REALLY there. What is it she really wants from you? Is it that she wants you to call daily, or is it that she really wants to hear a bit more about your life, so she feels more connected to you? If this is the case, you can share more (if you want to), and maybe she will be happier with every second day on the phone?

The following method is to check in with your body. How does your body feel when you think about calling your mother? Sit with that feeling; what is it telling you? Be kind to that feeling and listen to its message.

What struggles have you had with obligation?