I used to be a very stressed out and high-strung person. I still can be at times. But this is something that I promised John I would work on, and he is one of the first people to say I have gotten better over the last couple of years.
Sure, a lot of it is attitude. Training my brain to let go of the things I can’t control, the changes I can’t stop, and taking one thing at a time. To let go of things that aren’t working, which sometimes has included certain people as well. That last one hasn’t been easy.
I have been changing my diet in small ways. I have stopped critiquing my body. I have stopped listening to people telling me what I should do, unless I have asked for their opinion.
I keep creating, because I have to, and because I want to. I have changed my definition of creating.
I go to yoga and I meditate as many days as I can, and every day I remind myself that I know how to breathe.
I am noticing more. And stopping to notice more often.
I am forgiving more. Trying to. Sometimes this takes more time than I would like it to.
Am I perfect at all of this? Hell no. Are there still times when I get super stressed out and un-wrapped and need to be reminded of these things? Sure. But I am trying. And it is helping me. It is making a difference.