Letting Fate Decide What I Do for a Week. (What I Learned from Picking Tasks from a Jar … )

Today (January 16, 2021) I came up with the idea to let fate decide what I do for a week. I wanted to do this experiment because I am so indecisive. I tend to go back and forth on a lot of things so much that I end up not doing anything (especially when it comes to the most challenging things that I want to accomplish). I get so overwhelmed I just shutdown thinking about everything that I feel like I should be doing. So, to prepare for this experiment I wrote down tasks on little pieces of paper, balled them up and put them in a box. Everyday for the next 7 days I will pull out a task and work on said task. I used to always do this a lot when I couldn’t make a decision. It was my way of letting “fate” decide. My guess is that I will enjoy the freedom of not stressing over which task to tackle in the moment, but I might feel overwhelmed if I choose a task that I might not be in the mood to do. If all goes well, I might try this for another week. I can’t wait to see what happens.

(Feb 1, 2021 – Feb 7, 2021) So I planned to start this 2 weeks ago, but then I decided to start off the month of February letting fate take the wheel. Now I know it really isn’t letting fate decide, but it’s just what I always used to call it. Every time I would say “I’m going to let fate decide” it would always result to me flipping a coin if it was between two choices or balling up many pieces of paper if it was between a few choices. Today (February 7th) is the last day of this experiment and the outcome was actually surprising. Everyday I would feel a sense of nervousness, but excitement every time I would reach into the little box and pull out a piece of paper. It was nice to not have to make a decision, but scary at the same time. What if it was something that I didn’t feel like doing? Surprisingly, it went great! I don’t know how, but every task that was chosen were the tasks that I enjoy the most. There were a couple options that I was hoping that I wouldn’t pick, and oddly enough I never did out of the 7 days.

          Perhaps it was fate that I picked the ones that I am most passionate about, or maybe it wasn’t. Either way, I felt like I learned something. The ones that I was hoping that I wouldn’t choose showed me that maybe I should let them go. My excitement for the tasks that I did pull out showed me that those projects are where my heart is at. A part of me wants to do this again for another week, and another part of me wants to take this as fate telling me to focus on what makes me happy. Yes, it could all be a coincidence, but the little optimist in me wants to say that my passions and I gravitated towards each other. 😊 The next time you’re spreading yourself a little two thin and you stuck between a few options, maybe you can try this little experiment. It might be silly to some, but I believe you will get something out of it. Every time you unravel that piece of paper your heart will tell you how you really feel deep down. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night! 😉

Do you have a special method that you turn to when making a hard decision? Let me know in the comment section below!


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