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Why Having No Plan May Be The Best Plan Of All

Published On: January 11, 2021

Categories: Meditation, Wellness

I used to be a hard core planner. I like control and I tried to stay 10 steps ahead and to always be prepared. 

And then life reminded me that sometimes things happen that are outside of our control and that no amount of planning ahead of time can prepare us for what lies ahead. 

Without a plan, my anxiety would creep in and the questions would start to build up. I would spend so much time worrying about what might go wrong instead of being excited about the journey that I was on. 

Thoughts like, “what if I’m not good enough?” “what if I get fired?” “What if…..”

I think you can see the pattern here. 

Until 2013 I lived my life in a kind of rigid fashion where I never stepped out of my comfort zone. Even the thought of doing so could generate anxiety and panic. 

So what happened in 2013 to change all this? 

I was hit by a bus while crossing the street. 

One traumatic brain injury, 2 skull fractures, an infected bone, 4 neurosurgeries and a chronic non-healing wound later… 

Any plans I might have had for my life were promptly thrown out the window. I had to figure out what to do next and I had no idea where to start. 

Enter mindfulness. 

Learning mindfulness helped me to quiet out all of the noise so that I could focus on my recovery. Little did I know at the time that it would result in a brand new career. 

After practicing with my teacher for 8 weeks in the Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program I started to feel less anxious all. the. time and I had a new clarity. 

I knew that more people needed to know mindfulness and that I needed to teach it. 

Which is exactly what I then did. Without all of the planning, pros and cons, and internal debating that I would have done before for something a lot less life-changing. 

I had the idea, there was time in my schedule, a new cohort was starting and I signed up. 

And thank goodness that I did. 

Teaching mindfulness is my passion. It’s why I started this business and why I am launching a FREE 5 day live mindfulness challenge next week. 

From January 18-22, 2021 you can join me and some other like minded individuals to finally feel less overwhelm and more ease in your life. 

Did I mention it was for free? There’s still time to sign up, just click here. . 

I hope to see you there, 

Why having no plan may be the best plan of all

Why having no plan may be the best plan of all

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Charlene Gethons

Hey there, I'm Charlene!

I help creative entrepreneurs with chronic illness create a sustainable business that fits their lifestyle without letting imposter syndrome take over.

Charlene is an entrepreneur, psychotherapist and mindfulness coach living with chronic illness after she was hit by a bus.