When I think about how much my life has changed in the past year, i’m rather surprised that I’m still standing. Change is something that you have to get used to and something that’s extremely difficult to surrender to.
Your life path has a magical way of working out exactly as it needs to, and if you trust life through its tests & turns, it often takes you on a path better than you could have ever imagined.
However, I’ll be the first to admit It’s not easy, so here are three things that I like to remind myself when it all feels a little too overwhelming.
1) When things don’t work out, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Having high expectations often leads to even greater disappointment. When you imagine your life to go a certain way, you miss out on all the other wonderful ways your life could go. You lose a sense of freedom and joy that comes with trusting that it’s all working out exactly as it’s meant to, without having to stress about it every second. I am a firm believer in ‘everything happens for a reason’, even if that reason isn’t quite clear yet.
Now, this isn’t to say you have no control over your life, because you do. Your mindset and actions are the driving force behind the quality of your life, and that is what YOU and only you can control. So learn to recognise what you can control, and let go of everything else.
2) Change means progress, and progress means happiness.
Change isn’t easy. It’s terrifying, anxiety-provoking and can be extremely unsettling. But with such difficult emotions, comes invaluable growth. Every time you step outside of your comfort zone and embrace the unknown, you’re shaping yourself to be a strong, resilient & successful human being. Your actions & your mindset are in line, and you’re giving yourself the best chance of success.
Your life is in a constant state of transformation, and when you can value and appreciate it for this very special meaning, you’re able to live a more meaningful and purposeful life.
3) Take it one day/one moment at a time.
If someone showed me what these last couple of years were going to be like, I genuinely would have run away and said no thank you, I don’t want it. But that’s where the power of embracing the present moment comes in. You have no idea what’s waiting for you around the corner and no amount of worrying is going to change that.
But in the same breathe, if someone had told me what I was capable of overcoming, I probably wouldn’t have believed them either. You are a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for, and there are things you’re going to go through that will alter your life forever. It’s up to you to decide whether you’re going to make it a positive or a negative experience and lesson. Like my mum always used to tell me, ‘there’s always a silver lining.‘
So trust, let go and enjoy the beautiful, magical flow of life.