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Let It Be Easy

Is that even possible??

woman smiling, crouching in jeans and sweater on a tree stump
Does this look easy? I put my foot THROUGH the stump getting up there, so... no.

Every day we have the opportunity to start fresh. It sounds like a cliché (although I don’t think it officially is… are there official clichés published somewhere??) but it feels like it nonetheless.


Still, it’s true.


We can start fresh every day, but often we beat ourselves up over the fact that we need to, because yesterday didn’t go the way we planned. Or the last 10 years. In reality, the reason we have a fresh start every day is that our power is only in the present. I’m going to say that again, but louder. OUR POWER IS ONLY IN THE PRESENT. So, we can look at it one of 2 ways:

1. I didn’t get everything done I wanted to yesterday/last week/last year, and now I’m so behind and I need to catch up and AUGHHHaolskdgF*CK;akjdhg….

OR

2. I get to determine how I’m going to approach today, and I choose a positive attitude and optimism.


Okay, yes, this is grossly oversimplified. But so what? Why do we need to make things so damn complicated?



(*Caveat: Let it be easy does not necessarily mean taking the easy road in the moment. Let it be easy means not over complicating, overthinking, or over-worrying about things. It means once you know what you want, do what you need to get there. Let it be easy is a mantra of simplicity, not avoidance.)


Every day, we have the opportunity to start fresh. As I write this, it’s 12:18 AM on June 7, 2022. This moment is never going to happen again. This day, is never going to happen again. And yes, I need to get to bed, so I can positively function during the actual day. I will when I finish writing this. The point is, I can either drag my frustrations, worries, bad habits, self-sabotaging behaviors, and not so helpful mindset into today, or… I can choose to start living in a new way. One small difference at a time.


*Let it be easy.


I’ve committed this week to getting back to working out more consistently and, well, aggressively. Moose the corgi’s 1 mile walks are more like a stroll for me, unless I set the pace. Since I have to be out walking anyway, I will set the pace more often to something that is more like a workout for me. He’ll adjust, he used to do it all the time, until I let him take his time. That’s my small difference this week. For today specifically, in 7 hours when I get up for the day, it will be to do yoga stretches as soon as I get up in the morning. I feel better when I get it out of the way first thing, but also when I stretch my body after lying down for so long. It wakes me up and makes me feel empowered that by the time I sit down to my computer, I already have one task I get to check off. It sets me up for success for the rest of the day.


I’m not saying you need to work out first thing in the morning (20-year-old me would be horrified at that advice!) but I am saying that one small change which makes you feel stronger is all you need to do. That’s the key – it’s not what you think you ‘should’ do, it’s not what someone else tells you to do, it’s what makes you feel stronger. Make a promise to yourself, and then keep it.


Keep it small, doable. You’re not going to go run a marathon tomorrow if you haven’t put on running shoes for 5 years. Tomorrow, just put on the running shoes. You don’t even have to RUN if you don’t want to. Just try the shoes on for size.


If you’re committing to calling more people to network and expand your business, don’t mandate that you need to call 20 if you haven’t been calling any. Just make 1 call a day. That’s it. One a day.


*Let it be easy.


The goal is to feel empowered, by knowing you can make 1 small tweak. Those small steps add up. So every day is a fresh start, but you’re also one day closer to the life you truly want.


One mindset shift at a time, one day at a time, one step at a time. You can do it.


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