The Perfect Plan, The Perfect Life

Does not exist. Perfection, expectations, external pressure, internal pressure, these are all things that can quickly make us unhappy if we allow them to control us. It’s important to always remember you are in the driver seat. You are in control of your own life AND it doesn’t have to be perfect. We all know things happen, surprises catch us off guard and things don’t always go as planned.

People often tease about not having expectations (or having low expectations) because then there won’t be any disappointment when things don’t go their way…maybe they’re right. When we remove the pressure, lower the super high standards and live mindfully we’re able to stay in the present moment and not worry about the past or the future. When we spend our time and mental energy focusing on the past or the future we formulate more stress and create unwarranted feelings of fear and regret.

Sit back, relax and let life happen. You’re still in control because (hopefully) you’re making your own decisions and choices. You’re taking action and making moves, but not trying to control the situation or the outcome. It’s not that you don’t care; it’s that you’re making an effort to live mindfully and let the universe work its magic.

Mindfulness means paying attention to things as they are in any given moment, however they are, rather than as we want them to be. My point exactly, there is no perfect plan or perfect life, imperfection is inevitable, and it’s beautiful.

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