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Willingness To Adapt

11 / 05 / 2016

I have talked about change on here multiple times, and the major imbalance that can occur when you go from one life phase to the next. But today I just thought I'd touch on the importance of being a practical person and having plan B up your sleeve. I have never been an airy-fairy individual thinking about out-there plans that I hope to achieve, rather seeing the journey in every dream and all the little steps and tasks that will need to be done in order to achieve it.

But recently I latched onto something and without any speck of flexibility identified myself by it. Now that's not to say that we shouldn't celebrate good news and be happy when positive life shifts fall into our lap, but I guess it is just being thankful for their arrival and realising that at any moment they could slip away as easily as they arrived.

I am really affected by interactions with people, especially new people that I don't know. I over think what they thought of me and what I think of them, rather then letting an organic relationship blossom. I say this because when we are convinced something is a certain fixed way in our heads, having a physical person outside out bubble bump into our path can be a little challenging. I guess it's about always having open arms and accepting the new things that enter your life for a reason. I firmly believe that everything is a learning experience and something given to us to learn from and generate meaning from, but at the same time I think I need to stop trying to label everything and just experience it all. Reflection can often come later and when removed from the passion, stress or confusing of the situation - then can we realise what is important, and extract the translation that our minds crave.

The simple scenario of having your plans for a day or night canceled is an everyday example to relate too. When you think you are going to be out for a whole day on a road trip or in the city, just before you do, take a step back and make a visual list of back up plans to catch yourself if something bonkers happens like the weather is abysmal or you got the date wrong. Feeling productive is the best and being so set on one outcome that there is no room to move is not the greatest, so bring this practice into your daily routine. Who knows you might end up doing amazing spontaneous things that might even shock your diligent, orderly self. Plus being able to think on the spot is always a good thing.