How To Be A Flop, Cartoon by Kirsten Harris
Instead of a ‘how to be a success’ blog I thought I would write one about how to be a flop! Let’s take some pressure off and hopefully make life a little easier. It’s really much easier being a flop after all!
So, what if it was absolutely OK to be a flop at work, at home or at school? What if being a flop is actually a way to achieve more success? What if people actually saw your flopping as wonderful self care! A little bit of daily ease!
So when the pressure gets just too much why not just give up for a bit and let yourself flop over. Sitting on a chair is the easiest way. Simply let yourself hang out for a bit with your head between your legs and let go. People will probably ask you if you are ok but that’s ok. It feels good being floppy, quite a relief really. So don’t worry what you look like, go ahead, flop!
Let your neck be free so your head can really hang…
Surrender the weight of your head to give your neck and back a wonderful releasing stretch…
Let the weight of your arms hang heavily, freeing your shoulder muscles and stretching the connective tissue around the shoulder blades, an area that can get really tight…
Let yourself breathe out, big sighing out breaths easing the ribs…
Let go and give up being an upright person for a bit and enjoy the view from between your legs!
Congratulations you are now a flop!
If you have a cat or a dog they will probably want to lick your face as you are now at their level and they think that is very exciting. Just a mini hazard of your new found flopdom.
STRANGE BUT TRUE – if you imagine looking up your nose, you will get more of a releasing stretch on the back of your neck!
It feels great being a flop. Really it’s a giant relief to take time out for a minute or two.
When you want to come up again, think about rebuilding the spine slowly from the bottom up … like a tower block … vertebrae by vertebrae…one bone at a time … one on top of the other … leaving your head until last so that it can find its balance point on the two rockers on the base of your skull.
I recommend you let yourself be a flop at least once a day. It really is jolly good for your daily ease!
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