NHBPM – Go With The Flow Class – A.K.A. Today Is CATURDAY!

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The prompt for today is teach a class and today the lesson is “go with the flow”. I was originally going to do a Caturday post because, like so many people, I think “what can I teach”? Nah, it will be a post of cats. You guys LOVE your funny cats. But, I thought about it and decided to go with the flow and combine a quick lesson (or two) and cats into one post.

I love finding an article or post that I can share. (That’s lesson number two – when you are not a writer but have a blog and write, find things to share that others may enjoy or learn from.) I am going to offer a link to someone who can explain how to go with the flow better than I can. Then, I will have my original “go with the flow” moment.

But, how do we define go with the flow? The Online Slang Dictionary defines it as “to not resist what happens naturally”. Cambridge Dictionaries Online defines it as “to do what other people are doing or to agree with other people because it is the easiest thing to do”. My definition is “life happens, do your best to reduce stress, take care of yourself, enjoy the good times”.

I have found a post about going with the flow that I hope will help you. Leo Babauta has a blog called Zen Habits, which is a blog about “finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives”. He believes that going with the flow is the following:

It’s rolling with the punches. It’s accepting change without getting angry or frustrated. It’s taking what life gives you, rather than trying to mold life to be exactly as you want it to be.

Leo has a post called 12 Practical Steps for Learning to Go With the Flow. Visit his blog if you would like a more detailed explanation.

  • Realize that you can’t control everything.
  • Become aware.
  • Breathe.
  • Get perspective.
  • Practice.
  • Baby steps.
  • Laugh.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Meditate.
  • Realize that you can’t control others.
  • Accept change and imperfection.
  • Enjoy life as a flow of change, chaos and beauty.

I mentioned earlier that I was going to have a “go with the flow” moment, and here it is. The last few days, the number one search has been cats and my post on Funny Cats and Dogs has been either the most viewed post or the second most viewed post. Since this is being published on a Saturday, I decided to give the people what they want. The rest of the post is dedicated to Caturday and our fine, feline friends!

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Enjoy your Caturday and remember to go with the flow.

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This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J