Life is like this. Often you think the only choice is to stop and return the way you came. Going with the flow and trying a different approach may be the best option. Trying something new when faced with situations as they arise is not a bad idea. Sometimes you find more efficient way of dealing with a problem than what past habits allowed.
Don’t forget what Einstein said “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
So go ahead and try a new approach. Be creative. (But safe too!)
I live nearly at the end of a street and on the left so that when I am driving home I habitually end up facing away from the direction in which I want to be pointed when I leave.
Eventually I realized that I have two choices, I can either do a three point turn (Option A), or I can continue another 200 feet and go around to the next block that will take me to where I need to go (Option B.)
Option A stops my car in its tracks, twice, potentially slows down the road, is difficult when there are a lot of other cars parked on the narrow street, and is generally annoying.
Option B takes the same amount of time, doesn’t block the road, and allows me to continue in a a way that feels unhindered.
Actually, there is an Option C as well, which combines the ease of Option B and adds the convenience of being pointed in the direction I want to be when I am leaving. That would simply be turning one street early and going around the block on the way in.
Was there a point to this? Yup, I now know a more efficient way to park my car and to think about problems or annoyances.
Of course, I could always go with Option D and park the car in the driveway…