“You do not always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breathe trust, let go, and see what happens.” -Mandy hale

“There is power in looking silly and not caring that you do” -Amy Poehler

“You must practice being stupid: dumb, unthinking, empty.  Then you will be able to DO!  Don’t worry about cool. Make your own un-cool. Make your own. If you fear, make it work for you.” -Benedict Cumberbatch

This world is so fast paced! We are bombarded with information, to dos, obligations, and thoughts.  Add all of this to serve judgments, our own and other’s. We can get overwhelmed very easily. Anxiety and fear can cloud our emotions and thinking.

Often, I experience anxiety and overwhelming thoughts. I pack my day full of activities, all within a tight timeline.  Unfortunately, my day almost always goes awry and I lose my nerve.  Soon, my anxiety creep sup and I am nervous all day.  And, for what? Worrying that my day is not going as well as planned?  Is this worry warranted?  Or, am I being too hard on myself?

I have come to realize that I get myself wound up way too often and easily.  I allow the challenges of my day to mold my experiences and thought patterns.  I let circumstances direct how I feel.  And, I let unplanned events and mistakes get me wound up. As a result, I am on edge for the rest of the day.

Recently, I realized one day, that I was worrying way too much.  I was being too hard on myself and this criticism was making it difficult to notice the wonderful experiences and people in my life.  I did not give myself enough credit.  I didn’t give myself flexibility or grace to take things as they are, not as they “should”be.

It’s OK if I do not get everything on my to do list done today.  It’s OK if I make a mistake.  It’s OK if I have to change my plans. Give yourself some breathing room and opportunities for breaks.  Keep things in perspective.  Do not let little inconveniences or speed bumps to ruin your day.  Instead, live with an optimistic and grateful heart. Look at yourself with kindness and compassion. Trust that you are doing your best.  Because, you are!  Remember, “done” is sometimes better than “perfect.”  Accept that your daily plans may not go smoothly. Care less about the little things.  There will always be a tomorrow.  As Always, Eat, Move, and Improve!


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