Do you feel like you have no control?

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When was the last time you felt at peace with everything in your life?

The last time you felt relaxed in what you’re doing with your life?

If you’re like most people, then you might find that “feeling relaxed” and “being at peace” to be foreign concepts….

Most people are struggling to get “breathe” amidst the chaos of their life…

Work… relationships… kids… obligations… or [you fill in the blank]…

Personally, I know this is true for me…

(having employees in a thriving supplements company is a lot of work)

And you know what?

It seems that with every passing year…

With every new release of a new smartphone…

There seem to be more noise… more distractions… and more chaos in the world…

It seems like everything in the world is spinning out of control…

So how can you be at peace when this world gets even more chaotic?

The truth is there is no “right answer”.

However, I do believe there are many right answers… some of them work for different people.

I want to share what has worked for me…

And it just might work for you too…

Let me tell you a quick story…

I practice in jiu jitsu – a martial art. And as you may or may not know, jiu jitsu requires you to “play fight” with your adversary – sparring.

The other day I was sparring with someone that has a lot more of experience that I do. I was the underdog…

I was pinned to the ground, struggling to get out of a disadvantaged position…

I was exerting a lot of force – struggling.

Gasping for another breath, I heard our teacher say something that hit me at my core.

“Relax into the fight” , he said…

My initial thought was “Relax into a fight? I can barely breathe and he wants me to relax?”

But it wasn’t until the next round that it really hit me…

I could better approach the fight if I stopped struggling unnecessarily and just relaxed. I could better address my adversary’s moves and have a fighting opportunity.

And that’s how I approached round 2 – relaxing when I thought it was impossible to relax…

Did I win?

Nope. (like I said I was outmatched here)…

However, I did last longer. And from longer in the fight, I was able to learn more things (real life scenario type stuff) that I can apply next time.

You see, I walked away from that Jiu Jitsu lesson with something more valuable than winning a match…

A life lesson. A reminder to look at the unnecessary struggles in my life and see where I can stop struggling and relax more.

For me, I have already found other areas of my life that can benefit from this realization.

And I’ve been asking myself “where I can I stop the struggle and relax more”… Perhaps you can ask yourself the same question.

“Are there any areas of my life where I’m struggling unnecessarily?”

Are there any battles in your life where you can relax more?

I hope these questions get you going down the path of more peace and relaxation…

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