I spoke to a dear friend the other day and she sounded surprisingly fantastic.
Vibrant, engaged, happy!
You might be forgiven for thinking that her life is easy breezy.
Let me tell you, it is not.
She is in the middle of some of the most stressful situations imaginable.
So what made the difference for her?
In her words "I've stopped pushing sh*t uphill"
How glorious. She took two days and thought through her life. She let a whole bunch of big things go.
She stopped fighting reality and found herself again.
This type of surrender to reality is not to be confused with giving up. It is nothing of the sort. It is more like the Serenity Prayer -
Inspired by her, I'm asking you today, to think about what you need to accept and let go of?
What sh*t are you pushing up hill?
Where do you need to accept the things you cannot change?
In relationships, in yourself, in your life?
Your challenge, is to accept and let go. To use the energy you are wasting on something more worthwhile – nourishing yourself, your loved ones and the wider world.
Give it a try. When you feel yourself moving to fight the old, tired, hopeless fight, make a different choice. Get free where you can.
There are bigger fish to fry and the changes you can make will require the energy you gain.
Hi, I'm Dr Lara Corr, life coach and researcher in work and wellbeing. I coach successful 30 and 40 somethings who want more fulfilling or bigger careers but doubt themselves and their options. I help them get out of their own way, find direction and go for what they really want.