managing … life

I’ve been thinking lately about how to manage … life, I suppose. About how we all need to cope in our own ways with life’s challenges. How we need to manage our emotions and our energy, and keep balance in our lives.

If I think about where I am now compared to where I was a few years ago – and I don’t just mean in my location, because that is certainly different with my always travelling lifestyle! But how I deal with the stresses of life now is very different from how it used to be.

I should remind you, or mention that I was stuck in between countries in 2020-21. I had a lot of time to be with myself, by myself and deal with … Well, quite a few things really.

If I put it simply though, I listened to my body and what it needed, using intuition to guide me. If I read books now, on wellness or mindfulness or healing, I can say to myself … Well, yes, I did that. Not from being told what to do or by reading it in a self-help book. But by feeling within myself, by focusing on what I needed to do in that moment.


I decided a few things, too, back then in 2021 – which was when, after 15 months of anxiety and uncertainty, a critical point was reached. I decided that I wouldn’t worry about things I couldn’t control. That I would focus on small pleasures and things that made me happy.

I had also decided that I wanted to be in an ‘OK’ physical, mental and emotional state, when I was finally able to return home. This turned out to be 22 months later, having left Australia early in March 2020.


And I listened with intention to my heart. There is wisdom and guidance there if we listen. But we have to be ready to hear it, and open to hearing what the heart has to say.

Wishing you all peace and happiness … in your own journey 🖤

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