How To Decide If An Opportunity Is Right For You

Indrani Perera
1 min readNov 21, 2020


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When an opportunity comes you way, do this:


Take a deep breath.

Imagine yourself saying yes to this enticing offer.

Now notice how your body reacts to this opportunity.

Do you feel any tension?

Or any strong emotions?

Listen to what your body tells you, to the wisdom embedded in your sinew and bones.

If your body feels open and relaxed, then explore this opportunity further. However, if you feel any tightness in the chest or tension in the shoulders this is a sign from your body that this particular offer at this moment in time is not the right one for you.

We live in our heads and we forget to listen to our bodies. But they are wise and they can tell us what we need to know when it’s time to make an important decision.

So next time you’re faced with a decision, pause, take a deep breath and listen to your body.

You’ll be thankful you did.



Indrani Perera

Indrani Perera is a poet, publisher of the Pocketry Almanack ( and a maker of useful things (