The most challenging for me is the last one.
I am the organized, prepared type. My blog posts are scheduled in advance. I block off time in my calendar to work on specific projects. My socks are in a basket in my closet with one side for dress socks and the other for my warm, fun walking socks.
Sometimes I organize myself right out of the flow.
I was in Las Vegas a few years ago for a conference. A group of us were talking about what we wanted to see and do. Clubs. Freemont Street. Hotel complexes on the strip. Rio’s buffet. Cher. Cirque du Solei. Factory outlet shopping.
It was great for me because it gave me lots of ideas so I could make a plan. One night for walking the new strip. Another for Freemont Street. Also needed to check out those shoe outlets. And another night to go with the flow.
One of my friends looked at me and said, “You do realized you even scheduled in your night for spontaneity.”
Oh my goodness! I did.
Letting go of control, a schedule, and going with the flow takes effort for me.
A marketing project for my business wasn’t set up the way I wanted. Life happened. It was still very good. Just not perfectly as I wanted. Time was short. I had to let it go and focus on other things. Then I attended a workshop in New York City to learn that international experts recommend that that my so-called imperfection was the best way to go for my business.
This week plans were changed so I had to prepare for a meeting about 30 minutes in advance instead of at least the night before like I usually do. I could feel the anxiety coming on. Instead I breathed, smiled, and prepared at the last minute before the meeting. All went well. Very well in fact.
I wore turtles long before I started my company. I still do. I need every reminder to go with the flow. Something greater than myself ~ whether you call it energy, the divine, or the law of attraction ~ has a better plan than I do when I focus on doing my best and then going with the flow.
In what areas of your life, do you need to let go of control, so you can enjoy the flow?