A Thought Experiment

By Katie Corbett

Someone I know recently brought an interesting thought experiment to my attention. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, ask yourself: “If no one else existed in the world, what would I be doing right now?” I have tried this over the past week, because I have been feeling overwhelmed, and I’m also a recovering people-pleaser.


While there are times when it is necessary to do something you don’t want to do simply because it needs to get done, it can often be hard to relax if you can’t let go of what you think you “should” be doing. I found that this experiment helped me think about what I truly wanted to do in the moment, and enjoy some peace and serenity.


What questions help you combat stress and overwhelm? If you have found one that is helpful, let me know.


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