Have you ever just had one of those days?
There’s a million tiny things to get done, times clash, things take more time than they should, things hold you up, and that voice in your head keeps going round and round telling you you shouldn’t have to do all this?!
Yesterday was precisely one of those! But when I took a big step back at the end of the day in my yoga class and looked at how the day had gone with fresh eyes, the day looked completely different.
Everything had worked out beautifully. Things that looked like they’d be a struggle were seamless. Everything happened exactly as it should, and I even managed an hour in the park in the sunshine playing (with my daughter!).
It’s funny how when you’re in it, sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees.
Yet when you give yourself the time, space and patience to take a step back you can view a completely different picture from a completely different perspective.
If you find yourself in that place, remember that at the end of the day, everything does usually work out, even if it takes time and you can quite see it.
I’m learning that having patience takes patience. It’s like exercising a muscle, and building it over time. So when that brain of yours is itching to tell you everything’s going wrong. Breathe, and check in with what stories you’re telling yourself. Is there a different story you could choose?
The stories we tell ourselves create our realities, so if it’s all in the stories we tell ourselves; make sure yours is a good one.
My learning from yesterday was that sometimes it’s ok not to go at a million miles an hour. Sometimes it’s ok to just take a deep breath and relax in the here and now. That it’s ok if patience takes time, I’m still learning.
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