It's a pretty amazing thing when you finally decide to shake things up in life. When you're aware of old habits that did not serve you well in the past, and recognize when you happen to be falling back into old patterns.
The best part of this is being firm with yourself and saying, "No, I won't go back there. It never served any other purpose in life other than bringing worry, stress, and hardship."
I sat myself down a few weeks back and made a firm decision I would not try to control any situation that was beyond my control. I cannot tell you how freeing this is, not to mention it also frees up the flow of life.
I love the fact that letting life flow through me versus trying to control every aspect of my life. When you try to control everything around you there is only more that presents itself for you to try to control. Situations arise seemingly out of nowhere. Then you find yourself feeling bogged down with all these problems, issues, and you become negative, worrisome, and stressed.
I guess you can say we all reach a point in our lives when we just want things to go smoothly. Not that problems don't arise, because everyone has their problems in every day life. However, we can and do have the ability to chose how we allow things to course through us.
What I've found happening over the course of these last few weeks is a much calmer me. Allowing life's every day issues to flow through me versus trying to control every situation has allowed me a more peaceful me.
This past weekend I was involved in a whole weekend situation of chaos. I knew going in the 'normal' would not be a part of the equation, and I also knew every situation is how we perceive it. So, I decided before things began to just let the weekend flow, have fun with it, don't stress over it, and live each day in the moment.
What happened was, I found myself rather enjoying all of the insanity that entered our normally routine weekend. Something that doesn't happen very often when I'm under a good deal of stress. Freeing myself from the responsibility to be stressed allowed me to just go with the flow and lighten up. Which person do I like better, well of course, the less stressed person I am :)
I often hear people say, there are things in this life that directly effect us that bring stress into our lives. It's these things that keep me on edge. I was like that once too. In fact, I still have those moments in life that rile me, but I chose not to live there.
Everything should be allowed it's moment in your thoughts, your actions, your moods. It is a part of our life to help us grow as a person. It's not meant for us to stay there, stuck, brooding, and feeling sorry for ourselves. It is meant to teach us how to grow inwardly, to make a better person of ourselves.
So the next time you feel overwhelmed in this life. Stop, listen to your heart, and then let it flow through you. Give yourself the opportunity to grow within and see what lies in wait for you in the world around you.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!