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Have to, Get To

I woke at 4:29 AM last Thursday. Had it been a decade prior, that’d’ve been exactly fifteen minutes before my alarm, and I’d’ve panicked. Oh no! I have to get up in fifteen minutes!

Today, however, I don’t have to wake that early—I get to.

I get to write, read, exercise, travel, and go to bed early—all things I previously had to force myself to do.

What do you have to do? Would reframing those haves into gets remove some of life’s stress?