Guest Post: Let go of your results

Sarah from Creating Contentment has a fantastic post for us to read today. I can identify with what she has written and have been working hard to let go of certain aspects myself… I hope you enjoy the read, and look forward to your comments.
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Make your plan, do your best and lt go of the results.

This is the art of surrender.

This is also, mostly a letter to myself. A list to remind myself of what is needed. But, I’m assuming that my experiences are not unique. As different as each individual is, I believe that there is a common thread between us. I believe that the human experience, that is what it means to be human, is the same, regardless of status, location, age or gender.

So, we need to surrender to the world, to fate, to the gods or whatever you call it. To recognise that the future cannot be manipulated into how you anticipate it occurring.

This is about letting go of control, of going with the flow. Of freeing up constraints so to open yourself up to opportunities.

It is also means that you need to recognise that you cannot control how others perceive you. That your best may not be reflected in the best result. And that this is okay.

Surrendering is difficult. It is recognising your fallibility, that you are human and are capable of vulnerability and regret. It is hard because you need to face yourself honestly, to see your faults and your strengths.

You need to let go off your results.

I mean this literally as well as metaphorically.

Study your best, put in all your effort and then let it go. The mark you receive is out of your control.

Eat well. Make good choices. But good health, or weight loss is ultimately out of your control.

We need to not worry about the future. It only stirs anxiety and stress, creating a mental darkness that swamps our present day pleasure. Don’t let a possible negative outweigh the present moment.

All this is a learning curve. It is hard. I am struggling with it. I don’t want to see my faults. But only when I can see them, only then can I improve.

This is acceptance. This is accepting myself as I am, warts and all. This is the possibility when you let go of your results.

Do you beat yourself up when you don’t perform the way you hoped? Or are you good at letting it go? Any tips for me?

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ANZAC Day

Today my brother and I woke up at 4am, picked up his friend + her Mum and attended the local Dawn Service for ANZAC Day.

A day for remembrance, thanks and gratitude for the Men + Women who have risked everything to protect our country and the freedom of our nation.

It is storming here today, during the service there was intense lightening and thunder.. which added to the poignancy of the ceremony. It was beautiful, moving and special. I loved standing there with over 100 fellow Australians as we listened to the readings, the ANZAC ode, bugle and singing our anthem ‘Advance Australia Fair’.

I hope all my fellow Aussies take some time out today to reflect on the efforts of not only our ex service men and women but our current ones as well.
Happy ANZAC Day, how are you spending today?

Kooklah Xo

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“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

The Ode from ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon

.:.:.:. KOOKLAH .:.:.:.

Accessory Obsessed + Organised

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It’s no secret I am a great lover of accessories {see my Instagram shots @saregiak or read For the Love of Costume Jewellery} and I will shamefully admit that my local Lovisa store recognise me on sight alone.

Late last year, I entered a competition to showcase accessories to win a free Her Fashion Box. I was pretty excited as I absolutely love collecting accessories, and as we found, I’ve built up quite an obsession collection.

The competition was run by beautiful Norlin from Baubles, Bubbles & Bags who invited me to guest post on storing accessories.

My guest post Fashion Day: How to Store Jewellery provides accessory tips + tricks on how to store and protect necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings. I’ve also passed on a handy hint for traveling.

I look forward to thoughts or any tips you want to share…
Kooklah x.o.

.:.:.:. KOOKLAH .:.:.:.