Years ago when I was in the depths of a particularly challenging time, a friend asked how I was doing. I told her I realized that I had been going through life like a person on a roller coaster who gripped the bar so tightly it left a dent. "I'm teaching myself to let go, wave my hands in the air and shout 'Weeeeee! 'Cuz I realized I signed up for the ride so I may as well enjoy it!' "
Some might say we're all on a giant roller coaster right now. Even if you didn't sign up, you're on it! Wouldn't it be a lot easier if you stopped white-knuckling it and enjoyed the ride?
I saw this article from Redbook, "What You Can Learn When You Stop Fearing Change." It has some helpful ideas for putting the "Weeeeee!" into your life.
" 'We're brought up to believe that we should do everything we can to live tidy, predictable lives: Map out what you want! Have a five-year plan!' says life coach Gail Blanke. 'But the truth is that you miss some of the best parts of life by living like that.' In fact, notes Blanke, it's the in-between, uncertain times, the moments when you're tempted to just pull the covers over your head, that can teach you the most about yourself and help you grow — if you let them."
Check it out...