When It's Time To Stop Trying So Hard

If we want our relationships, our work, our art, our life experience to feel good, we will need to learn to let go of trying to 'do life right' and instead learn how to have more fun in any and all ways possible. 

I see that people are pushing and pushing to be their best. 

I get it.  But more often than not, I'd rather noodle with art or enjoy the outdoors.  For me, mastering all "the correct and proven steps", sucks the joy right out of my life and then things get stuck.  So I just. have. fun. 

There are best practices for everything and I've heard more rules from people than I can shake a stick at.  There’s always someone to help us get caught up in doing it better, right, doing whatever it is more correctly, more successfully, more their way.

You want to know more of my best practices?  It's going for a walk in the woods, painting, taking and editing my photos, writing, hanging out with my husband, sailing, watching a great movie, enjoying a fascinating book, creating a meal, listening to music.

My own personal experience has taught me, that everything, from any particular area of my spiritual growth, meaning my work, relationships, art, even simple everyday tasks and experiences, flourish and bloom as I release my need to force things into place.  And to instead just enjoy all aspects of my life.

Another happy result from experiencing joy is that it allows for our best ideas and creativity to blossom, and answers and solutions can show up to any challenges we're experiencing.

Are you learning to pay attention to how you feel in more and more moments and to strike a nice balance?  It doesn't have to be OMG this is so amazing kind of feeling because that's impossible to maintain all the time, but sometimes it's just a feeling of this feels nice.  And if something doesn't feel right, to learn not to push through it and keep hammering away but instead to take a break and do something else. 

If we want our relationships, our work, our art, our life experience to be even better than what we can imagine, we will need to learn to let go of other people's ways, including our own quest for perfection, and instead just allow for the enjoyment of life in any and all ways possible.