It’s been almost a month and a half since my husband and I embarked on our new adventure as digital nomads. Having the option to go anywhere, we decided instead to return to Bratislava for a while to spend much needed time with family. The past two months have been about making this transition as smooth as possible but the focus now is to find a sense of flow.
Let’s be honest. It’s difficult to find flow when the world is a bit of a mess, isn’t it? My mind keeps bordering on ‘what if’ disasters and shock from the ongoing ravages of war whether it be in Ukraine or Syria or any other place on this earth.
I’ve started waking up in the morning, secretly wishing the world was different and then reading the news to find out it is not.
And, although I wish things were different, at the same time I am well aware that the only certainty we have is uncertainty. Nevertheless, amid uncertainty, we need to challenge ourselves to find flow.
Finding flow offers us a break from the world and gives us space to focus on what comes easily to us and gives us joy. It begins by giving our full attention to what brings us delight.
What brings you delight could be very different from what brings me delight but the experience will be the same – a total immersion in the experience of something that makes you feel like yourself and restores the balance.
Finding flow is about letting go of the thoughts that keep us either in the past or the future. It anchors us in the present moment. And when we treat it as a practice, it allows us to return to ourselves and experience a sense of normality even when things are uncertain.
So the theme for the rest of the month is finding flow.
What do you love to lose yourself in?
When was the last time you found flow?
I’d love to hear your thoughts – please post them in the comments below.
Happy April Everyone!
Photo Credit: Marta Dzedyshko