Long story short I managed to lose a whole batch of blog posts this morning. The one for today and others I’d written when I was inspired. Gone and no way to retrieve them despite my best efforts. My own fault. Gutted. Lesson learned!
When you’ve got nothing left, say it. Sometimes things go wrong. And sometimes you just have to say f*** it!
I was going to try and rewrite today’s post but knew I’d lost the essence of it, the feeling. Hopefully it’ll circle back around in another form when the time is right, but for today it obviously wasn’t meant to be.
So I’m left with a blank page and white space. And it occurs to me that’s probably what a lot of us need at this time of year. White space, room to breathe and a rest from all the busyness and external demands.
So don’t chase the plans you once made and can’t get back. Stand where you are now. Know that you’re enough.
And don’t be afraid to start again. Don’t try to recreate what you had before. Trust that you don’t need what’s been lost, at least in the form it was in.
Sometimes we have to let go of things and the new isn’t immediately apparent. The white space this creates can feel unnerving but it can also bring a sense of possibility and the chance for a fresh perspective.
Some of the best things can actually happen in the white space. So create more of it where you can.
Make some time to do nothing, to breathe, to wander and follow whatever feels like fun.
Sometimes things don’t change at all externally, but how we feel internally does. We can create some inner spaciousness. We can take the pressure off. We can rest. We can leave things that aren’t urgent. We can put ourselves and self-care first. If we do this we can help prevent burn out, illnesses and meltdowns. Listen to the signals.
Sometimes we just need more space full stop. More time to take stock. More space to really soak up and appreciate what’s all around us.
No matter how great your life is you can’t enjoy it fully if there isn’t space to. If your plate is overfull, no matter how tasty what’s on it might be.
So create some white space in your day and within you as much as possible. Breathe. Change your mindset. Re-prioritise. Be here now.
And say f*** it where you can. Will it really matter in the grand scheme of things? What irritations might you need to fully feel and then let go of?
Feel it, embrace the f*** it mentality and move on!