We can plan, plan, plan but sometimes those plans don’t happen for many a reason. Maybe your circumstances change, maybe someone let you down. Years ago online I saw a quote which spoke about when your life doesn’t go the way we thought it would, just yell ‘plot twist’ and continue on your new path! Like in a movie when you never saw the plot twist coming!
Now, with this plot twist, it can really shake us up, throw us off course and leave us wondering ‘what now’? But don’t panic, use this change of course to your advantage; what can you do instead?
Sometimes it can give you an opportunity to do something better and even something more satisfying instead or it makes you think harder about what it is you really want. Maybe your feeling relief as whilst you were interested in it, your heart wasn’t singing as much as you wanted it to be!
In my post last week I spoke about fitness and what I was missing, which was strength training. I’d signed up for a session with a Personal Trainer to get things moving and to learn some basic weight training. I was looking forward to it as this isn’t something I’ve ever done before. unfortunately she was no longer available as planned as she was now fully booked and I’d have to wait for a cancellation!
At first I was disappointed, however, I quickly realised how this could work to my advantage. There are tons of videos online which show you the basics and can get you started. I’m not looking at being a weight lifting champion, just using a few weights at home, which I already have, to get me toned. So I’ve found a few which I will try. The added bonus is I can do these anytime I want! I don’t have to stick to anyone’s schedule! Plus I’m saving money! Win win for me!
In the past year, I’ve noticed I’m far more accepting and open to situations which take me to an uncomfortable space or don’t go the way I’d planned. Many a time I’ve said, if we knew what was going to happen life would be boring. So try to look at ‘plot twists’ with an open heart and mind.
Here are three things for you to think about when something you had planned and were excitedly waiting for gets cancelled.
1. What outcome were you looking for?
Think about what it was you were going to get from the cancelled plan. What was the result going to be? How was it going to make you feel? Is there something similar you can do instead? Do some research as you never know you might find something similar that gives you those feelings and your desired outcome!
2. Don’t dwell on it.
Things happen and crop up, it’s out of your hands. Push past your disappointment. Think of what you could immediately do in that time instead. It may have nothing to do with what you had planned. You might decide to bake a cake, read a book, go for a walk, call a friend or just relax on the sofa. Getting time back can be a real bonus, so enjoy!
3. Embrace the unexpected.
Open your heart and mind to new possibilities and chances that come your way. As they say ‘when one door closes, another one opens’. By losing out, you may just gain something far more befitting instead and who knows where that’ll take you!
Enjoy life’s twists and turns and see what exciting and/or new things come your way!
Have a lovely week, thank you for reading, stay cosy and look after you!
Love Emma xx 😄