How A 180-Degree Shift in Your Thinking Can Alleviate Dread

We all dread certain “chores” in life — here’s how to make them less dreadful.

AM Costanzo
3 min readAug 11, 2022
Photo by Shazmyn Ali on Unsplash

I hate squats! But I know I should be doing them, right??? Every day? Ok, I’ll do them every day, but know in my mind I’m despising every nano-second of it!! 😡

Ok, I may have slightly embellished — my friend didn’t say those exact words, I think maybe it was lunges she hated the most. Tomato, toMAto. 🍅

Listen, I have a whole list of things I don’t enjoy doing either, and it got me thinking… What do we genuinely accomplish by hating the thing we’re doing?

What if there were 359 other ways we could go about looking at something, a different way to behave/react/respond/perform? There’s more than one way to skin a cat. (I mean, why? Who came up with THAT saying because it’s gnarly man, gnarly.)

With so many different ways to do and look at something, I began to think… why do I always choose the SAME FREAKING WAY? Why does my brain always want to have the same conversation?

When I sit down to do my 30 minutes of writing a day (ok, most days), I do it with the same thoughts swirling around in my head… and the thoughts don’t stray too far from, here we go again, you thinking you’re a writer



AM Costanzo

Accountant turned Graphic Designer turned Personal Trainer turned Writer. I write about wellness, mindfulness, fitness and doing that thing that lights you up!