Mindful Monday: Trying to control someone or something in your life?...
Life is full of change, right?
Sometimes it is wonderful and sometimes it can be incredibly hard to deal with or accept.
We all know change is inevitable and yet we can still find ourselves resisting it in ways both big and small.
Are there areas of your life that you are resisting or trying to control?
How does it feel in your body when you think about it, right now?
When we resist change or find ourselves trying to control everything, it creates stress. It takes up A LOT of energy - and we stay stuck. There is no peace or fulfillment in this scenario.
We can’t control things on the outside (even though we try SO hard!)
As much as we may love to, we can’t change people, deadlines, the weather, traffic jams.
What we can do, is we can control how we respond.
We can choose what thoughts we focus on.
We can choose to find acceptance.
We can choose to trust.
It's called living life on life's terms and believe me, it takes practice.
But this is freedom. This is peace. This is fulfillment.
So check it out this week...anytime you become aware you are resisting change or trying to control someone or something: Stop.
Tune into how you are feeling:
- what thoughts are going through your mind
- what are you noticing in your body - feeling, sensations
In that moment of awareness, you get to choose how you respond.
You can continue trying to force/control/judge or you can let it go.
Bring your focus to the breath. Simply notice.
All that's required is the willingness to be aware.
To your peace + well-being,