It’s so easy.
It’s easy to feel behind.
It’s easy to feel like you haven’t done enough. #theresalwaysmore
It’s easy to assume all your biz buddies have their Q1 plans mapped out and are in full on implementation mode with their editorial calendars, their social media posts and their launch funnels.
With this line of thinking, it’s easy to make up that your friends have already rocked a 30-day yoga challenge with a 100% participation score. Meanwhile, forget about the downward dog – you can’t even find your yoga mat!
It’s easy to make up stories like that.
BUT IT’S JUST AS EASY TO MAKE UP A DIFFERENT, MORE SUPPORTIVE STORY.
It’s also easy to make up that in a world of 7 billion people, there must be someone else who feels behind.
It’s also easy to make up that there must be someone else who feels like she didn’t do enough in the first quarter or half of the year.
That there must be another mortal who despite his or her best intentions, has yet to lay down a yoga mat, read a good book, start that new meditation practice, or ________ (enter latest New Years resolution).
And when those are the kinds of stories you tell yourself, that’s when you loosen up.
That’s when you feel less alone.
That’s when the flow of self-compassion is re-instated.
That’s when you realize that you too are human, and sometimes all you need to ‘do’, is begin again.
So today I invite you to read the writing on the wall – literally.
This was the poster staring at me while I sipped my flat white at Mia Coffee Shop in Malaga:
The cartoon-like characters and scribbles outside the lines made me smile.
It reminded me to play.
To have fun.
To colour outside the lines.
To not take life so seriously.
To CHILL OUT.
Today is a new day.
You can begin again.
You can create a new story.
What will your revised story be?
Share it in the comments below.
For the love of flow,
ps. If you’re still looking for a way to set intentions and goals for 2018, this blog will help you do that.
You can also catch the video where Peter and I share our intentions and theme words for 2018 and how you can use yours to make decisions this year.