When fun becomes obligation

What do we do when something enjoyable becomes obligation, something that you do just because it’s what you do rather than because you actually want to?

Out of a sense of duty?

Or loyalty?

At what point do you just say that it’s not what you want anymore and move on?

And how do we know if it’s a passing lack of enthusiasm linked to our emotional state or our true feelings?

Is it simply giving up?


Or lethargy?


8 comments on “When fun becomes obligation”
  1. Wow! What a great post!! I’ll bet a lot of therapists have heard this over and over! Kind of like – what do I do when the “Thrill is gone”???? Stay or move on???

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    1. Karen says:

      Aw thanks, it’s just my mind processing stuff! 😀
      Thanks for the reblog too ❤

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      1. You are so welcome! Love sharing great writing with followers!!!

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  2. I think it’s good to have a break from something for a while and the break can then determine whether that’s all that was needed to appreciate it more or whether it’s time had truly come to an end. X

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    1. Karen says:

      Sounds very sensible, thank you x

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  3. ashleyleia says:

    I’m definitely a giver-upper when it comes to doing things only out of a sense of duty, but then I’m not a good role model for being socially well-adjusted.

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