When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Have you ever planned for something to go a certain way and then it went completely differently? Well, I have experienced a lot of this lately and it has left me wondering what I can learn from this and how I can create something different.Now that I’m a mommy, all sorts of things have gone differently than I imagined. Most recently, I thought my infant son and I would be driving all over and be very social by now. Not the case! He doesn’t like being in the car without me in the back seat right next to him. Right now, it’s a huge task to drive 15 minutes away from the house alone.

I remember recently sitting in a parking lot not far from our home, calming my two month old in the back seat. I asked myself, “What can I be aware of that would totally change this?” I realized that he was asking me to slow down. When I didn’t get the message, he literally had me stop the car 3 times in what should have been a 15 minute drive. Sometimes the message is so literal and we don’t see it.

I thought about this as I walked circles around our parked car with him in my arms. I realized that I was looking at this as something wrong, or a bad thing that he didn’t like the car rides. I remember hearing other moms so many times, “My baby falls asleep as soon as we start driving. The car always soothes her to sleep.” Do you ever find yourself basing your expectations on the experience of others?  Has someone ever told you how something is going to go one way, and then it goes a totally different way for you? What if you didn’t make it wrong that your situation doesn’t look like theirs? Ask yourself, “What is right about this that I’m not getting?” I promise there is always something “right” in there to be discovered. Are you willing to look for it?

Here are a few questions to help you create some change:
  • What is right about this that I’m not getting?
  • What can I be aware of that would totally change this situation?
  • What can I do that would create total ease in my life right now?
  • What can I learn about this so it turns out differently next time?

As always, ask the question, and don’t look for the answer. The awareness will come to you, and you may even find that things start going better than you ever imagined! Doesn’t that sound fun!? I dare you to try out these questions…but only do it if you want an easier life.


Article written by: Ashley Stamatinos, RMT, BF   |   Founder Omorfi Healing   |   www.OmorfiHealing.com   |   info@omorfihealing.com

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About the Author:

Ashley Stamatinos is a five-time #1bestselling author with over 10 years of experience helping Highly Sensitive People. She has also been referred to as the Empath Expert because of her extensive work helping people to stop living in survival mode, and step into thriving in all areas of life.

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