Relax, Reflect and Rev Your Engines
Are you bustling away in a fight against time where nothing seems to be working or are you enjoying a beautiful alignment of relaxation where all things seem to be falling into place?
We all experience a blend of both states throughout our lives, careers and creative pursuits; and many feel that they get more than their fair share of the struggle. If you find yourself in a battle to get where you want to go, it might be time to ask yourself if there’s a different approach you could take. Sometimes a shift in perspective is enough.
Employ Your Patience
Even the most patient among us will struggle with having to wait for something important on occasion. It’s how we choose to wait that makes all the difference. When we lean into our discomfort we give the work we’ve done time to produce results.
Not everything is immediate, in fact most things aren’t and issues arise when we expect to see change before a reasonable amount of time has passed. Or before we’ve put in a reasonable amount of effort for the result we want.
Change Your Direction
Embracing change can be very liberating when you’re able to let go of your expectations. Most of us work really hard to make our goals in life happen, but there is no need to be caged in by decisions you made in a long forgotten time. Sometimes we need to reassess old decisions as our views and perspectives evolve. Does today’s version of you still believe the same things you did ten years ago?
Check Your Map
Maybe your actions and behaviours aren’t taking you where you thought and you need to change a few things. Without being deliberate and taking some time to reflect on what you’re doing, you might continue down the path you’re on a lot longer than you ever intended. What if you look at your path panic about where it’s headed? That’s like getting cold feet about your wedding and a terrible place to be.