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How To Make A Successful Backup Plan

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

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Hiya wonderful! Ever try a backup plan and it doesn't work? I know, I've been there too. But yesterday my backup plan actually worked! This is out:

Yesterday was a fantastic day for my mental health. I successfully implemented my backup plans with great precision. That's right, I said plans, because one thing I've been noticing is when I have only 1 backup, that plan tends not to work, and I end up reaping the consequences!

I was experiencing very bad allergies yesterday, the worst I've experienced in a long time. I work in a warehouse so I guess that's to be expected. So in my moment of truth I decided to initiate a backup plan by taking appropriate medication to alleviate the symptoms. I tried one medication, and it did not help. I used it, and then waited about an hour for its effects, but I still felt horrible. So I took my 2nd backup medication for allergies, and this one worked!

I was scared to keep trying. I wanted to give up, but I somehow didn't. I didn't give up not because I had the willpower or endurance to, but because of habit. Lately I've been taking small moments to push myself within my "risk zone" (just outside of my "comfort zone") to experiment with being okay with taking risks. As a result, I started becoming more confident, and by habit, even against all the negative voices in my head, I took my 2nd backup plan allergy medication, and to my self-doubting amazement, it worked.

Here's my tips and tricks for you to successfully initiate and complete your backup plans:

  1. Have more than one backup plan! One is never enough when it comes to planning.

  2. If a backup plan is not successful and you have no more left, its okay to wait it out and try again next time with a new backup plan. In the meantime, get help from a friend, family, and/or professional so you get that chance to try again!

  3. Practice taking small risks on a cyclic basis to prep your body for being able to try your "backup" backup plans when the 1st one is unsuccessful.

  4. It's okay when a plan doesn't work. This doesn't make you any less smarter than anyone else. Even Thomas Edison had to make mistakes to invent the lightbulb.

*And please remember: you are who you are, and who you are is what you see yourself as. No one can take this away from you! So go get 'em tiger! I can't wait to hear about your backup plans making a difference in your life!

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