Allow Life to Flow as it Should
September 27, 2014
Hi Passion Fit Crew! Once again, a few busy weeks have passed me by and I’ve realized I haven’t sat down and published a new blog post for you guys in a little while. So here I am…focused, at my computer and ready to connect with you guys and share some thoughts. 🙂
Today’s post is about allowing life to flow as it should. What does that mean exactly? Well, we all have a certain rhythm and flow to our lives filled with the usual stuff such as family commitments, work, school, sports activities, household chores, holidays, family gatherings, social outings with friends, errands, appointments, meals, exercise, sleep, etc. These are all components of our day-to-day lives. Then there are the deeper components of our lives, including our relationships, hopes, dreams, accomplishments, fears, feelings, emotions, regrets, longings, thoughts and ideas. Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that we don’t make time to connect to the deeper components of our lives and other times we get so fixated on the deeper components of our lives that we aren’t focused or have a hard time tending to our day-to-day lives. Therefore, allowing life to flow as it should is about keeping a balance of these different components of our lives and ourselves and also having patience and faith that things will work out as they should if we stay focused on the things that matter and enjoy the present and process along the way.
I’m a perfectionist and definitely have a tendency to want things to work out a certain way, both personally and professionally and on the timelines I’ve set for myself. But you know what? Life doesn’t work that way. There are many things we simply can’t control and we have to recognize that and be okay with that if we want to be truly fulfilled and not let life pass us by because we’re so attached to certain results or outcomes. If we put in all the effort and hard work we need to in our personal and professional lives, then we need to just accept that we’ve done everything we can and need to relax and allow things to take their course and course-correct along the way if needed.
This is all obviously easier said than done, but by trying to stay disciplined in following this type of approach, we’re more likely to enjoy the journey of our lives as much or even more so than the outcome. There are so many invaluable lessons and insights we can learn along the way, which often end up being more important in the end anyway. Our relationships will also benefit from this approach because we’ll have the ability to be more present and focused on our family and friends. As Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
So the next time you feel anxious about a certain result or outcome you want in your life…relax, take a deep breath, trust that you’ve done or are doing your part, enjoy yourself and let life flow as it should…and good things will certainly come your way!
That’s it for today, my friends. I’ll be back with another post soon!
Works Cited: “Life is a journey, not a destination.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson