I’ve been talking a lot about “Living in Flow” and I’m sure many of you are skeptical.
You may be thinking – flow is such a "woo-woo" thing to say and “promise” people, but you don’t know MY life and I GUARANTEE you; it will not work for me.
I totally get where you are coming from, probably because I was once in your shoes. It’s hard for me to define “flow” in a way that will work for everyone. Maybe the best thing to do is to explain to you how my day went today……
Is it frustrating to think about how many things didn’t get done this weekend? Yes, of course it is. Many of us live our lives according to our checklist. We are determined to make the most of each moment, to fit everything possible into our “free” time to make sure it all gets done and to meet all of our expectations.
Living in Flow means when you feel frustration start to set in, you recognize it. You give yourself a split second to realize - I can either resist and fight against what is going on (i.e. an unexpected trip to urgent care) or I can accept it for what it is. I know that this is hard. I know that this sounds and seems difficult. I know when you are in the moment it is impossible not to react……..
Living in Flow is accepting what is happening around you and making the best of it.
Living in Flow is looking at all you expect to do and asking the question – is this really important?
Living in Flow is recognizing you are pushing against an immovable obstacle and wondering what will happen if I allow myself to move around it instead of through it?
It’s not easy.
It Never is and never is going to be.
But, Living in Flow allows you to give yourself grace on the hard days and joy on the flowing days.
They say, “the days are long, but the years are short” and I have felt both sides of that statement. The best antidote to those long days is to release the expectations and allow yourself to accept the day as it comes to you.
Now is the time for you to make powerful shifts that will change your quality of life forever. This Experience will help you achieve the flow you are longing for. Registration for our October Living in Flow Group is now open, I hope you will join us.
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I started writing this blog because I wanted to have deeper conversations beyond "How are you?", "Busy", with other parents. Over the years I've shared personal stories, articles, authors and topics to facilitate conversations with parents about the joys and the challenges of parenting.