It’s funny how life has a way of just working itself out once you CHILL.
I’m the type of person that has to force myself to chill. I have a GO switch that’s always ON – I have to put myself on cruise control – on purpose, otherwise life can get the best of me. Anxiety gets overwhelming and my mind won’t stop.
I’ve been chilling lately (believe it or not) and let me tell you… I don’t know if it’s just cause I’m 26 and feeling fabulous, or simply cause I don’t ALLOW MYSELF to care TOO MUCH about certain things anymore…but I’m feeling great these days. Thank you, Jesus. *Praise Hands emoji goes here.*
Already 5 months into the new year and as I glance over my goals and vision board, I feel like I’m accomplishing things that I wanted to (and didn’t even know I wanted to) accomplish. Not all of those things are visible, more mental than anything.
Here are 3 tips that have helped me find my chill…just in time for Summer.
1. Listen to that voice of the Holy Spirit.
God has a way of speaking to us and let me tell you, The Spirit has told me to “SHUT UP” a few times this year…and I have chosen to listen. There is freedom in just SHUTTING UP sometimes. I realize that in some instances, it wouldn’t matter what I say anyway. So, I just SHUT UP. Oh, the FREEDOM. It feels much better to say nothing than to regret what you said.
2. Pick something, but not EVERYTHING.
Sometimes I find myself wanting to dive into things before I REALLY know if I REALLY want to. I think this is because I believe I can do just about anything if I try…but, I have learned, that doesn’t mean I have to try and do everything. I’m still working on this one, but I’m getting better. I’m narrowing my focuses and working on what I KNOW I want to.
3. Enjoy where you are at RIGHT NOW.
I’m at a point in my life where I can see the prayers of my past manifested. My prayers have become my reality, and because of that, I’m allowing myself to just simply enjoy where I’m at. I’m married to my best friend, I see God working in my family, I’m employed with a job I love to do, I’m diving into my passion of writing again, and I’m simply happy. I owe it to myself to enjoy it. Worrying about tomorrow takes too much time away from today.
So, that’s really it. I’ve just decided to kick off my shoes and relax. Go with the flow.
I’ve found some chill – and it’s a good thing.