I come from a stand up improvisation background (surprising, I know!!) and in improv the golden rule is “Yes, and…”
The rule of “Yes and” in improvisation means that we accept someones idea and we help build onto it.
Understanding this rule not only helped me find more enjoyment with improvising but also with life.
How much better a connection could we have with other people and ourselves if we didn’t just kill ideas dead?
And I think it’s important to point out that accepting an idea doesn’t mean you have to agree with it, they are two different things.
But instead of immediately rejecting a thought or an idea because we don’t believe in it, a “yes, and…” approach can allow us to have a much more kind, open, vulnerable, honest and constructive conversation.
It allows us to see the potential in another person or situation.
It allows us to build instead of destroy.
Instead of focusing on what our differences and limitations may be, we can instead work together to find acceptance and solutions.
What could you achieve if you approached your thoughts and fitness journey with acceptance and kindness?
Can I help you?
Send me a message. I promise my answer will always be “yes, and…”
Big love, Meg 💛✨