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Use Wisely Your Power To Choose… But, HOW?

Making choices can be so overwhelming for us, that we can procrastinate endlessly or ignore it completely!

How can we be empowered by our choices, when the mere thought of making one kicks our ass?

For most of us, what we DON’T want is much more clear than what we DO want.

We can easily articulate what we don’t want, it comes right to our mind when we realize we must make a choice. But what we do want is much trickier for most.

Here are some examples… Can you relate?

“I hate my job, but I don’t know what kind of work I would do instead.”

How do you want your hair cut?

“Well… I don’t like bangs and I hate when this part flips up on the side.”

What do you want for dinner? “Ummm…” Do you want spaghetti? “No.” Do you want chicken? “No.” Do you want fish? “No.”

How do you see this birth going? “I don’t really know, I just don’t want a c-section.”

What color do you want to paint the kitchen? “I definitely don’t want it blue. Or green. I don’t want a dark color like red or orange…”

You see what I mean???

So, the question then becomes, how do we come to realizations about what we DO want?

How do we become empowered by choice when we can’t figure out what we even want?

Here is a simple 2 step activity to help you with making choices. It plays to our strengths (which is knowing what we don’t want) and makes finding your answer very simple! 

Let’s commit to NOT letting choices overwhelm us anymore!

1~ On a piece of paper, make a list of what you DON’T want.

2~ On another piece of paper, write the opposite of each thing on the first list.

Take your time with this. Let figuring out what you don’t want be a process.

Give it a couple of days.

The more deliberate you are about what you don’t want, the more clear, what you DO want will appear!

What you write on the second piece of paper, IS WHAT YOU WANT! It’s that simple.

Now, getting what you want is the real work!

Authored by: The Rock n’ Roll Doula