Plan B

Let’s say you are in a hurry to catch the ferry. You might say to yourself, I absolutely have to catch the 4 PM ferry. This will jack up your anxiety. You have effectively just said to your subconscious There is no alternative to catching the ferry. Existence itself has no way to continue if I fail.. Instead, formulate an interim Plan B in your mind. You can refine it later if you actually need to use it. For example, say to yourself If I miss the ferry I could get a great seafood meal at that restaurant by the ferry then I could read an eBook on my Kobo, then I could sleep in my car and catch the ferry tomorrow morning. I’ll get bawled out, but I’ll survive.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)