Going with the flow

There’s something about going with the flow that’s important right now.  It should be important always, but I forget and start doing things and trying to arrange/fix outcomes and trying to stay in control . . . it’s exhausting.  What is refreshing and rejuvenating and peaceful is simply going with the flow.  It’s not all that simple.  But it becomes mandatory when you just can’t get it all done and you’re becoming increasingly frustrated about it.  There are lots of times in life like that.  Right about now, mine is new motherhood.  I just can’t get everything done that I used to.  Running 5 errands in an hour – please.  Getting out of the house quickly with everything I need, I wish!  I can never remember it all.  So I go with the flow – when I forget something, it’s okay, I may have to run home for it, return home earlier than I had hoped, or just suck it up and buy a “new one” while I’m out!  Knowing that it’s not the end of the world that I forgot something or that I won’t get all the dishes or wash done today is part of that going with the flow.  How can I remember to do that all the time?  By taking it day by day.  There’s no other way!  Each day, I just have to breathe in and out and remember that whatever happens is meant to occur and I control very little in the grand scheme of things.  That realization is one that can help me to relax and enjoy the moment.  There are too many precious moments each day to enjoy, so why try to stop the flow of life, of the world, of everything!  Just go with it!!


Nicole Hancock Husband is an attorney and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (“CPCC”). Nicole graduated from Howard University School of Law in 1996 with a Juris Doctorate and from Ohio State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with a Finance/International Studies double major and Spanish minor.