April 9


Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game

By Margaret

The Impossible Game is a game you can play when your own thoughts and feelings threaten to prevent you from doing things you need to do. For example, when you first wake up, you can play the Impossible Game by challenging yourself to get up and going as quickly as you can, or you can play it at lunch by ordering something healthy instead of what you really want. The Impossible Game can help you leave room for negative thoughts while still doing what you need to.

Key Takeaways:

  • We often find it difficult to do the things that we actually care about due to difficult thoughts and feelings that want to take over our emotions.
  • The impossible game is a game we play with ourselves in the face of the urge to do something unpleasing and then an inner resistance starts to build up.
  • One way we play the impossible game is when we wake up from sleep and feel the urge to go back to sleep but rather get up from bed.

“You are about to get lunch, and crave the chocolate chip muffin you have been eyeing ever since you entered the café. Instead of buying it, however, you challenge yourself to order an apple.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/get-out-your-mind/201903/don-t-feel-motivated-play-the-impossible-game

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