On the back of a week that did not go to plan I wanted to share with you what I did. Detachment in the yogic sense, the basic gist being, if you can be resolute in your efforts and, in equal measure, not be fixated on the outcome of those efforts, your consciousness will become less hectic.
Have you heard the story of how to catch a monkey?
You drop a handful of nuts into a jar with a small opening. The monkey puts his hand into the jar, grabs the nuts, and then finds that he can’t get his fist out through the opening. If the monkey would just let go of the nuts, he could escape. But he won’t.
Attachment leads to suffering.
It’s as simple as that: Detachment leads to freedom.
So try, try and try again without giving meaning to the result if it is not the one you had in mind. The outcome is not the point.
Of course, this is easier said than done.
I recall once saying to a wise friend 'the goal posts have shifted' and their reply was 'whoever said they were fixed'?
So what has helped me.
Movement - yoga particularly. Connecting breath with movement and moving with intention. I find starting the day this way gives me the framework to go about the rest of my day with the same mindset.
Distraction - creating something whether a new dress, a meal, new playlist, call a friend, mix up your day, anything really this is FUN!