Don’t take yourself so seriously. Life is already hard enough to navigate some days…

Don't take yourself so seriously

*Ugh* Sometimes I can be so serious. It’s a wonder I don’t have a permanent frown etched into my face! And all that wonderful life just passes me by with all the worrying.


I worry about ALL THE THINGS – the blog, my ideas, my life – because I’m so scared that if I stop

  • worrying,
  • trying to control everything,
  • looking for that crystal ball
  • overanalysing
  • trying to prevent anything I don’t want from happening beforehand
  • managing my life

that I’ll fall back into the dark place I was in a few years back.

Fear that I won’t make it happen.

So, out of F.E.A.R. I hold everything so close to my chest, #incontrol, that I unconsciously suck the fun out of everything.

And slowly life gets away from me, as I’m trying so hard to hold the balls into the air – stuck on the hamster wheel.

Can you say control freak!

It’s an old reflex from early on in my career when I felt I’d lost all control, but now it’s holding me back from my true potential. It’s not serving me anymore.

So, these past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with taking myself and life a little less serious. It’s such a shame to let life pass you by because you’re to scared to let things happen, to experiment, to LIVE.

I choose to play and enjoy myself waaaaaaaaaaayyy more.


I’m trying to let go a little bit more – surrendering to the things I can’t control and focussing on those things that I can control – my reaction and those tiny LOVING steps that WILL get me to realize my dreams.

It’s important to take yourself and your dreams serious.

You matter, after all.

But if you have to push and pull and force just to make things happen – you’re following the wrong dream.

Give yourself some slack. Trust that things will turn out all right. Stop trying to control ALL THE THINGS and enjoy yourself some more.

You only have one life – don’t waste it with an “if…. then… attitude”.

Let me know in the comments, on Instagram, or Facebook, how you are going to surrender this coming week. And if someone you know needs to lighten up a bit, please share this post.

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