Happy new year! I can’t believe we are already more than halfway through January. I have enjoyed a month off during December/January and was able to enjoy time with my family and some travel.
Now I am in the Costa Del Sol and am dedicating time to working on my coaching business. It’s an exciting time! I have a lot of great ideas and things I want to accomplish over the coming year. This is both within my coaching practice and my personal life.
One of the most helpful ideas came from another coach I follow on IG a couple of weeks ago. She asked ‘what if it were easy?’ This can literally apply to any area of our lives. You can ask yourself this question anytime you find yourself dwelling on how difficult or hard something might be.
Sometimes when we decide that we want to do something, whether it’s finding a new job, exercise, have a conversation with our partner, homeschool our kids during COVID, we dread it, telling ourselves how difficult it will be, or how painful it will be.
But what if, when we find our brain telling us how hard it is, we pause to ask ourselves what if it were easy?
Our brain might tell us it will be hard, but what if it doesn’t have to be?
What if we just let go and let whatever it is be easy?
I believe that it can be.
When I think about getting back to running after a month off, my brain starts telling me all the things. I imagine struggling just to run a short distance that previously was so much easier because I was running regularly. I think about the cold weather or the pain.
But, when I take a second to stop and ask myself what if it’s easy, my brain has to pause. I instantly feel a letting go of whatever drama my brain was just offering me.
There doesn’t have to be drama.
It doesn’t have to require a lot of effort or hard work.
Now, this doesn’t mean we don’t go out and try our best or that it won’t be challenging. But it does mean we drop all the mental drama and anguish we are so conditioned to feeling.
We always have the choice to let go.
We can even learn to enjoy the process or whatever it is we want to do.
So, the next time you find yourself dreading something, ask yourself – what if it were easy?
Let it go.
Let it be easy.
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