I was writing my latest freelance post just the other day, and the topic and words really struck me as I was typing. So, I decided to share this semi-vulnerable post here as well. I hope you enjoy it!
I am a type A person by nature. I always have been, and I have come to the realization that I always will be. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being Type A, and in fact, I often feel that my personality type helps me to strive for more and to accomplish lots of things.
But, that’s just the thing. Sometimes, I set out to accomplish too many things.
I guess it’s a control thing sometimes. I often feel that as long as I can write everything little thing that is running through my brain down on paper, there is nothing keeping me from accomplishing it all. You know, except for lack of time.
I could go on for days about how many times I have gotten up bright and early, and motivated to start a new day, only to find that by lunch time, I had only accomplished about 10% of the things that I had set out to. This always leaves me feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Like I need to be able to check more things off!
I finally had to stop and ask my self why I feel this way? Why do I let things like to-do lists get the best of me? The answer was clear: just ‘let go.’ Let go of needing to control everything and feel like you can do everything all by yourself. Sure, life would be ‘easier’ if I had a clone, or if each day was four hours longer, but that’s not really what it’s all about, is it?
I was really struck by the words ‘trust the process.’ There are so many ways to interpret that into your life, but for me it means to let go of the timelines: where will my business be in 2 years? When will I stop worrying so much about what other people think of me? When will I get pregnant? And, these are just the tip of the iceberg.
I need to get better at trusting the process. Living in the moments that I am a part of right now. And trusting the fact that although hard work pays off, work isn’t everything, so, above all, enjoy your life’s process.