Feeling stuck? Fear stopping you?
The Worst Case Scenario Exercise to the rescue! Go through this process when you are feeling stuck… when you are resisting something… or you just can’t figure out what is standing in your way.
- Write out the worst possible thing that could happen.
- Make a plan to move forward after the worst possible thing happens. Don’t make a plan to avoid the worst case, that will just give The Drunk Monkey more power over you.
- Make peace with the worst case scenario. Make a promise to yourself that if it happens, you will deal with it and survive it.
Once you show The Drunk Monkey that you CAN and WILL survive the worst thing happening, it can begin to chill out.
Advanced Level: Next write out what you are grateful for now. Shift your energy back into an effective state by focusing on what works about your life, what you are happy about and what you like – now.
This doesn’t mean you don’t want more. It simply means that you are acknowledging and appreciating what IS. From this new place you can take new, more effective action.
Try these techniques the next time you are feeling stuck.