There’s something that’s been a little difficult for me but I am learning it more and more.
It’s the art of being flexible. No I’m not talking about wrapping my legs around my head until I can’t breathe using some yoga technique. I mean flexible in how I expect things to go. It can be really easy to plan how something is going to go and then when it doesn’t I can end up getting frustrated, upset, and even angry.
But none of that helps me. It just keeps me stuck, and ruins my day and my plans.
A far better approach to handling things when they don’t go as planned is staying flexible. Make a plan but know that things may not go the way you want and if they don’t, you will be okay. You can adjust and make changes.
Life will always constantly be bringing changes, and things that weren’t planned will always pop up. What’s worse is those unplanned course altering events seem to happen at the worst possible times.
But by changing the way you think about those situations, and coming to expect them, you will be able to then deal with them and keep going.