Updated: Jul 20, 2021
Where in your life do you feel stuck?
Like you’re running in circles and getting nowhere or doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?
This could be a health and wellness related area: maybe your exercise routine feels tedious and like you’re just going through the motions.
Or maybe it’s a work thing, where you’re constantly putting out fires and not getting the important things done.
Or maybe you’re a parent and your fighting the same familiar battle every day with your kid.
And what might happen if instead of doing the thing you’ve been doing, you did the opposite? Maybe trying it one time o
r for one day or even one week?
What might change?
If you took a break from exercise or did something completely different.
If you stopped dealing with the crises at work and let someone else figure it out.
If you let your kid make their own decisions and deal with the consequences. (I am definitely not a parent, so I realize this could be a total disaster...it’s more the thought experiment though that could hopefully generate some new ideas!)
What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the best that could happen?
For myself personally, I get stuck just in my everyday routine. I like routine and structure, and it’s very easy for me to get in a pattern and then feel uncomfortable if I have to do something different.
So doing the opposite for me comes in the form of simply being spontaneous or flexible – saying yes to that impromptu dinner invitation or doing my workout in the afternoon one day instead of the morning.
It doesn’t have to be forever, it’s just an experiment too see what happens and what feedback you can gather. You never know when you might stumble upon something surprising :)
If you’re up for sharing, let me know where you’re feeling stuck and how an “opposite day” might look for you!
And if you need help figuring out how to get unstuck (or figuring out where exactly you are stuck), schedule your free consultation call here.
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