Happy Monday, friends! If I’m being honest, I wasn’t sure what to write for this Mindful Monday post. I have a whole list of suggestions from you, and a whole list of topics I’d like to chat about… and yet nothing felt authentic to write about this particular week. And then I found this quote I heard in a yoga class a few years ago that is written in my Notes on my computer. “Some things are just out of your control.” Ain’t that the TRUTH.
But instead of diving into a super personal story this week, I want to give you some action items. You might resonate with this quote because you feel “behind” compared to everyone else in your life. Or your career isn’t progressing in the way you want it to. Or you are just frustrated with circumstances around you – from people you disagree with in your personal life to upsetting things you hear on the news/internet.
It can be hard to accept that there is “nothing you can do.” I have a LOT of trouble with that concept – probably because I believe that there is almost always something you can do. From learning a new skill to advance your career or being more social in order to meet someone or speaking up about what you believe is right or donating to a charity/nonprofit that helps a cause you support. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are pretty much always pieces you can’t control, too.
So today, I’d like for all of you to think about something that has been weighing on your mind. Write it down and then split your page into two columns.
One side: What To Do.
The other side: What to Let Go.
I needed this exercise in a major way last week and I found it extremely helpful – so I hope it works well for you, too! And while it can be hard to believe in mumbo jumbo universe stuff, it always makes me feel more grounded when I do. “Ask the universe for what you want (take action where you can) and be open to whatever solution comes. Trust that the universe is supporting you.” Essentially, do your best to be your best self, and trust that it will all pay off. Maybe not in the way you imagined, but that can be okay. Sometimes, that can be even better.
Have you ever done an exercise like this?
Did you find it helpful? I’d love to hear from you guys!