Honestly, Life in general doesn’t have to be hard. Yet why do we sometimes make it out to be… so hard!
It all comes with adjustments.
Today’s Daily OM Read was an interesting read and reflection… Controlling Behaviour – People who want to control others are, at the core, consumed with their own fears and projecting them onto others.
This can apply to us as individuals, parents, co-workers, friends etc… going right along with – It doesn’t have to be hard!
I can admit, I am a very futuristic thinker, its one of my top 5 strengths – actually its my top strength! Its an incredible strength to have. But I have found, being more in tune with myself, having this as my dominant trait can also add excess anxiety to my life, sometimes without me even realizing until I feel it heightened.
It doesn’t have to be hard – anything in life. There are however adjustments. In reading the article I mentioned above, one thing that came to mind was how when the kids were younger and we did everything for them, including picking out their clothes (to buy and wear). As our kids have gotten older, their personalities have shone through and we guide them, but we do not just buy things for that we do not know they would like/wear. We let them have some freedom – with guidelines – of what clothes to get/wear. If I wanted to have all the control and tell them no you are wearing this or that, it just overall for everyone would not be a good experience. A small example of control and life being hard.
There are moments I literally just say to myself, what is the next step. Renovating has helped me with this. This past weekend we got a lot accomplished outside which felt really amazing to get done. Then coming inside, I thought of all that we didn’t get done and I could feel myself getting anxious… because of the pure thought!
Our minds are SO powerful.
I then simply said to myself, ‘it’s not hard – one step at a time we will get there’, and instantly felt better. Life isn’t a race, life isn’t meant to be hard, its meant to flow with ease and grace. Even the tough times. Its meant to flow at your pace, on your time. Always in divine timing.