I sat on the couch reading for quite some time. I had to get up and do something, and when I came back to my living room, I opted for an arm chair instead. The minute I sat down I realized how much less commitment a chair requires than a couch!
As soon as I give myself over to the couch, it’s as if I am committing to fall down, sink in, and lay back. It’s hard to sit on a couch without doing all three.
We should be aware of the subtle commitments we make when saying yes to that one thing.