Each week we change the words/quote/saying that we are displaying on the noticeboard in our kitchen; these are the words we try to live by individually and as a family that week. Some weeks may focus on lifting our mood, others may be about motivation or attitude to life; something that speaks to us on some level and that we can directly apply to our lives. Changing the words each week stops them from becoming just another thing you walk past without really seeing, it keeps things fresh and stops them losing their power. This series is where I share those words with you in the hope they may help you and your family too. If you a new to the series and want to learn more, you can read the first post here, or check out the Words To Live By tab in the top menu.


What do you do when life throws you a curveball (or several)? Do you fight against it or go with the flow?

What do you do when life throws you a curveball (or several)? Do you fight against it or Go With The Flow? Check out this week's Words To Live By post over on the blog

Your answer may depend on your understanding of the phrase ‘go with the flow’. Some people associate it with giving in and letting life just happen rather than creating the life you want, but that isn’t what it means at all. It’s about working with life, rather than against it.

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No matter how much you plan and prepare in life, things will always come up at the last minute to change things. Your kid may get sick, or the tube go on strike on a day you have a big presentation or meeting. Your flight might get cancelled or delayed as you are setting off on holiday. It may rain on your wedding day. None of these things can be changed, but how you react to them can.

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You could get angry, frustrated, upset. You could make a big fuss and call anyone you can to complain about the situation and demand they fix it somehow. You could become despondent and feel like the whole world is out to get you. Or, you could go with the flow.

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Accept that things happen and work with it instead of against it. One of my favourite pictures from my wedding is one where you can see the big black boots sticking out under my dress. It had been raining all  morning and attempting the sodden and muddy grass in my high heels would have been a very bad idea. Instead of fighting against the fact it was raining at my wedding and letting it ruin the day I went with it and we had the most magical day.

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If your child is sick and you have to miss an important meeting, there’s no use fighting against it, it won’t get you anywhere other than you being stressed and your already sick child feeling guilty. Do what you can in terms of work, whether its rescheduling, arranging a conference call, or just arranging to meet up with someone who did attend on your return so that they can catch you up. Then make the most of this extra time with your child. Snuggle up under a blanket and watch a film. Some of my favourite memories are from these kinds of days with my mum.

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When you go with the flow, you’re not giving in, you are working with the situation. You do what you can with what you have. Not only will you be calmer, you’re more likely to see opportunities that may arise as part of the situation. As bloggers every situation can be mined for blog post ideas (What to do when x happens), but there are other opportunities too.

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A few years back our return flight from holiday was cancelled due to a problem with the plane and we were all ferried to an airport hotel for the night and most of the following day. A lot of people hung around the hotel, making frantic phone calls, complaining to anyone who would listen. Not surprisingly that didn’t get the plane fixed any sooner, it just got them and everyone around then stressed and angry. We chose to go with the flow,  headed out and explored the local area, found a bar to watch the football in and had a pretty good time.

I’m more than aware there are plenty of instances when the crap being thrown at you can’t be turned to your advantage, such as the death of a loved one or a miscarriage. But even in those circumstances fighting against it won’t change the fact that it has happened. By working with life, instead of against it, you can grieve and you can accept or ask for help. You can still get angry, but accept that anger is also a part of life. Allow yourself to feel all these things rather than fighting against them and bottling them up inside. Believe me when I say that is not the way the to go.

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Going with the flow can work in all areas of your life. Think of all the times you have needed to do something and no matter how you tried you just couldn’t get it, but then further down the line you did it with ease. The first time you were probably trying to force it too much. What about all those times you were looking for something or trying to remember something but try as hard as you can it eludes you. Then later, when you are more relaxed and not even thinking about it, you remember what it was or stumble across what you were earlier looking for. You had got back into the natural flowI know this happens to me with my writing. Sometimes I can sit down and have a list of all the things I want to say but no matter how long I sit there it just doesn’t seem to work or come together properly. It’s because I’m trying to force it. In those cases I have found that by doing a quick free-write (writing down every single thought that comes into your head, even if it’s ‘I don’t know what to write’ over and over, for a set amount of time like 5-10 minutes), really helps free up my mind and my thoughts and allows me to get into the flow. When I come back to my writing it spills out of me.

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The next time life throws you a curveball, go with the flow. Sometimes, those things that we think are terrible turn out to be opportunities in disguise.

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In the spirit of going with the flow, the Words To Live By series is taking a break for the next two weeks and will return on Mon 6th March (sign up below so you don’t miss it’s return). Next week is half term for us (I know it’s this week for a lot of the country but we seem to be out of sync), then my Hubby should be returning from Sea at the end of the month so I am lightening the workload to spend more time with him too. I will still be posting other things throughout those weeks but this series takes up a big bulk of my time so I’m giving myself some breathing room to fit in other activities.

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128 thoughts on “Words To Live By #16: Go With The Flow

  1. Great advice. I can think of so many times when “going with the flow” made a bad situation easier to deal with. In particular a time we went out for a friends birthday. There were lots of us and we were split over 2 separate tables. The service and food was dreadful and we had to make a complaint. But whilst we were both unhappy with the food, the other table spent most of the evening complaining about it to each other and getting worked up, whereas our table just made our complaint to the waiter and then got on with enjoying each others company. Needless to say, our table had the better evening!

    I hope you enjoy your little break and have a wonderful time with your hubby when he’s back #MarvMondays
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    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 6:44 am
    1. Thank you, we had a similar experience for my mum’s birthday. You definitely have to learn when to just let go and go with it x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  2. I always love our words of the week and this one I spot on too. Sometimes you have to just go with the flow, especially when things are out of your control. Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays

    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 7:46 am
    1. Aww, thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  3. Going with the flow definitely makes life less stressful.

    #bigpinklink
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    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 10:04 am
    1. It really does x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  4. I wish so much I could learn to go with the flow, sometimes I manage to do it and others I just can’t seem to. This is a brilliant post with fab advice we could all take something from. #mg
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    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 11:59 am
    1. Thank you, I’m a work in progress on this front but I’m getting better at it and it definitely makes a difference x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  5. Great idea-and awesome advice this week. Going with the flow has taken me years to understand, but it has really helped me as a teacher and a mom. So happy to find your blog via #mg!

    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    1. Thank you, glad you’ve managed to make it work for you x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 11:34 am
  6. Great reminder to get into the flow.

    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 11:33 am
  7. Totally agree with the the words go with the flow. I remember doing training about change at work & one thing I always remember from that is something called the control dartboard. The centre is what you have control over, things you can change or have an impact on. If what is going on around you you can not control then don’t use all your energy on it. And it does work enjoy your time off, I look forward to reading your next posts. X #marvmondays
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    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 8:53 pm
    1. Thank you, that’s a great way of looking it x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:35 pm
  8. I love this post and so needed to read it today. I admit I do think of “going with the flow” as giving up but thank you for showing me a different perspective. You are right as sometimes things happen outside of our control and rather than fight, we have to know what we can or cannot control, work with life and move onwards and upwards. Hope to see you again on #bigpinklink

    Posted on 13 February, 2017 at 10:17 pm
  9. This is a really wonderful quote and I say it so often! Something like “let it flow”, don’t stuck on a problem or on situations which you can’t change. Just keep going..;-)
    Thank you for sharing #Globalblogging
    – Emmi
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 5:21 am
    1. Thank you, thats a great way to be x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 11:33 am
  10. These are the words I need the most. I’ve calmed down a lot in the past year since I’ve switched to a writing career. It’s so much easier to go with the flow when all your clients are faceless on the internet. #bigpinklink
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 7:05 am
    1. Ha ha, nothing interrupts your flow like other people 😂

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  11. I’ve certainly become better at this since having kids, I really struggled with not being able to control *everything* in the same way I did pre-parenthood – it was that or drive myself even more insane over every toilet request just as we were rushing out or a nap at the ‘wrong’ time!! 🙂 Have a great break x #DreamTeam
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 9:06 am
    1. Ha ha, kids certainly know how to push our buttons don’t they, especially when it comes to trying to leave the house!

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:53 pm
  12. I love this!! It is so true I definitely try to live by this quote however with a new baby and 2 young girls it can be hard to stop myself from getting anxious and cross. It is so much better when their is no stress and happy faces. #mg #dreamteam
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 11:50 am
    1. Thank you, nothing brings out our anxiety like kids and sometimes it’s a case of go with the flow or feel like we’re drowning 😬

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  13. I know it’s old but I genuinely do believe that everything happens for a reason. I was a lot more controlling before I became a mum, but I think that having children has given me a sense of “meh” which I’ve learned to embrace. Great words to keep in mind and in heart lovely. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    1. I believe everything happens for a reason too. We may not realise it at the time but looking back you can see the path it led you to x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:56 pm
  14. Love this series. I will miss it for the next two weeks but think it’s great that you are having lots of lovely time with your family. #DreamTeam
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    1. Aw, thank you. It’s nice to be missed x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:57 pm
  15. Loved this week’s Words to Live By! I just took a stress management class and it helped me recenter on letting certain things go. I also have some old books my boss gave like 15 years ago called “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”. Need to dust them off and put them in my view sight.

    Enjoy your time with your hubby! We will see you when you get back =) #Dreamteam

    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    1. Thank you, sounds like a great book (and a great boss). I really did have to go with the flow as it turned out the hubby’s leave was postponed and he’s still not back. He should be home by the end of next week though x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:59 pm
  16. Alana, this post was exactly what I needed to read today. Exactly. Thank you so much.
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    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    1. Aw, thank you. Glad I could help x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  17. I totally relate to John Lennon’s. We are guilty of trying to plan life so much that we can miss the time in between. Thanks for linking up #globalblogging

    Posted on 14 February, 2017 at 9:46 pm
    1. Definitely, thank you x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 11:23 am
  18. Oh I like this, have a good half term x #familyfun

    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 6:48 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:40 am
  19. Ah very wise words. I really try to stay calm when things go all wrong etc but it is really hard. It is the best way to be though as there really is nothing you can do! Enjoy your break lovely and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
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    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 7:35 am
    1. Thank you. It’s certainly easier said than done and I don’t always manage it but I’m getting better x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:01 pm
  20. loving this! I’ve never been a go with the flow type person but I am learning to be. and I am def more prepare – then go with the flow!

    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    1. #marvmondays !
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      Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 12:19 pm
    2. Thank you. I’m a strong believer in living with intention and purpose (future words for the series maybe?) and having a plan, it’s the not getting so caught up in it when the plan goes awry thats important x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:40 am
  21. Some wonderful thoughts here. I love all of the quotes you have used and I am definitely thinking of going with the flow in a different way.
    #FamilyFun
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    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 3:34 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:01 pm
  22. Sometimes I’m brilliant at this and other times I just get so bloody frustrated! But you are right it doesn’t actually change anything. I guess I just always like to be in control but we can not control everything can we?! Great post! 🌟 #FamilyFun
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    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    1. Thank you, I’m exactly the same when it comes to a loss of control but I’m getting better and better at it x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:02 pm
  23. I definitely need to follow this advice and try to go with the flow a lot more. As a naturally anxious person, I really need to make an effort to try and live like this! #bestandworst
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    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    1. A lot of my anxiety is centred around a loss of control so learning to go with the flow has been a big help for me x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:36 am
  24. I love this idea. I need help to do it though sometimes. I tend to be very adaptive which is a good start probably but then afterwards go over things to much… was it the best idea… etc. Def need to go more with the flow. Thanks. Found you today on #bigpinklink

    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    1. Thank you. It can be hard to pull off sometimes, especially when you start overthinking things. I’m getting better at it though x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:03 pm
  25. Such fantastic and important advice – something I certainly need to work harder at trying to do! #bestandworst

    Helen x

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    Posted on 15 February, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:04 pm
  26. Great advice. Something my husband and I both actually swear by. Sometimes we forget and it’s only when you realise that what you’re doing is not working and you remember to ‘go with the flow’that you are at peace.
    #ablogginggoodtime.

    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 6:32 am
    1. Thank you. It always helps when you’re both in the same page, and I love how you bring yourselves back x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  27. I always adore your posts and get so much from them. Most of my life going with the flow has been a struggle for me. It is something I have been working hard on over the past few years. I am so much happier now I am learning to let go of that control an ego with the flow much more. Enjoy half term xx #mg

    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 10:54 am
    1. Thank you so much 😊. It’s something I struggle with in some areas of my life and not in others, but I’m definitely getting better at it x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:07 pm
  28. It’s absolutely something we should all be doing – going with the flow, working with life and not against it. Knowing that everything happens for a reason and that looking at a greater picture means living a happier and less stressed life. I like the saying – Life is what happens when you are bussy making other plans. So true! Thanks for the inspiration! #ablogginggoodtime

    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    1. Thank you, couldn’t agree more x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:08 pm
  29. I think this has been one of the biggest lessons I have learned, since becoming a SAHM. I just have to “Go With The Flow” … Relax, take a deep breath and carry on. Otherwise I would be in a constant state of chaos 🙂 #globalblogging
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    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 2:31 pm
    1. Ha ha, I must tell myself to take a deep breathe at least 100 times a day, kids certainly know how to challenge us 😬

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  30. Yep, I like this phrase. I’ve always been relatively laid back but having a baby has given a whole new meaning to these words, life is now so unpredictable that going with the flow has become the only way to live! It takes away the pressure and disappointment that I might feel if I had my heart set on something that was actually out of my control. #ablogginggoodtime

    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    1. Thank you. Life with kids is definitely unpredictable 🙂

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:33 am
  31. I’m totally a go with the flow type, Dave definitely brings me down to this level too. It’s very diplomatic!! Enjoy your break. ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬
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    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    1. Ha ha, I find it hard sometimes but I’m getting there x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  32. This is something I often remind myself to do. I am not very good at it all of the time but when it comes to things I can’t control, like a problem with the plane, I am happy to go with it. I can’t change it, it wasn’t my fault and like you say complaining loudly won’t make any difference.
    #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    1. I’m the same. Certain areas of my life I can go with the flow without any problems, it feels natural and I don’t even ink about it. In other areas though I really struggle, but I’m getting there x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  33. This is such good advice. For me, going with the flow, is all about accepting the things that I can’t change. I’ve learned the hard way that fighting them only makes me stressed and miserable whereas accepting them and looking for the positives makes them so much easier. I also find that free writing helps a huge amount if I want to write and I’m feeling blocked. Hope you have a lovely half-term 🙂 #sharingthebloglove
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    Posted on 16 February, 2017 at 11:48 pm
    1. Thank you. You’re so right, if you can’t change the situation, change your mindset instead x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  34. I say this a lot, the best made plans are made to be broken 🙂 #PoCoLo
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    Posted on 17 February, 2017 at 6:33 am
    1. Ha ha, so true x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  35. I agree – your mind, body & emotions all have to line up. If we go against what we really want deep down then there’s resistance there for sure. Thanks for sharing your quotes with us at #candidcuddles

    Posted on 17 February, 2017 at 9:57 am
  36. I love this take on going with the flow – I’ve always thought it was quite a passive outlook, but this makes perfect sense to me. There are always going to be situations that you can’t change, but changing your attitude to them and making the best of it is such good advice. Enjoy your half term break! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
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    Posted on 17 February, 2017 at 11:42 am
    1. Thank you, glad I brought you a new perspective x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  37. Alana this is fab – as Is aw the title of this week’s post for the series I was a bit ‘oh that’s not such an inspiring phrase’ – not very Alana like – but I love how you were bluffing us and twisted it to not be the usual – more modern – meaning. Thank you. #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 17 February, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    1. Ha ha, thank you. I’m all about changing perceptions x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:27 am
  38. Great advice. There really is no gain getting all worked up on something that you can’t change. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

    Posted on 17 February, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    1. So true, thank you x

      Posted on 1 March, 2017 at 10:14 pm
  39. Very wise words indeed! And love all the quotes that go with it. I think you’re spot on with this too, if we fight against our situations then we just get more stressed and upset and gain nothing. Much better to accept the situation we’re in and make the best of it. Hope you have a nice break! x #CandidCuddles
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    Posted on 18 February, 2017 at 8:50 am
    1. Thank you, there’s no point making a stressful situation even more stressful, a shift in mindset can make all the difference x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  40. I think I’m usually a Go with the flow type of person, but the other side of this is that I can be too passive sometimes – that’s something I have to fight against. It is important to accept the circumstances you’re in, make the most of them, and work to change them if you want something different. Enjoy your half term break! #CandidCuddles
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    Posted on 18 February, 2017 at 2:54 pm
    1. Absolutely, couldn’t agree more x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  41. Another very beautiful and insightful read Alana. Totally agree with this and it also offered some different slants to going with the flow which I found interesting – especially around forced action. I love the line ‘complaining to whoever will listen’ – don’t they just. Enjoy your break #PoCoLo

    Posted on 18 February, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    1. Thank you. I think some people just like the sound of their own voice 😬

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:20 pm
  42. Oh this is so hard for me. I am THE WORST at going with the flow.

    No matter how hard I try at being laidback (total oxymoron) I end up being a loon.

    #KCACOLS
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    Posted on 19 February, 2017 at 3:11 am
    1. Ha ha. It’s not the easiest thing to do at times, especially with kids. I only have two, I think I’d be a quivering wreck with 4 so you don’t do too badly x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:22 pm
  43. Hi Alana, I use the words go with the flow often. For me it means exactly what you have said, it means making plans but not beating myself up when things don’t go to plan. Life is too short to stress when plans go out the window and life gets in the way. Sometimes going with the flow can be the difference between going crazy or keeping our sanity.

    Going with the flow when things don’t work out, means I don’t get wrapped up in things I can’t change but can get on with the things I can.

    Have a fun half term and time off with your hubby.

    #PoCoLo
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    Posted on 19 February, 2017 at 7:05 am
    1. Thank you. That’s exactly how I feel too x

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:24 am
  44. Words of the week: what a great idea! I need to try and go with the flow, I am a bit of a control freak and find myself getting stressed if things don’t go exactly to plan x #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 19 February, 2017 at 7:52 am
    1. Thank you. I’m a bit of a work in progress myself but find life slows much smoother when I manage it.

      Posted on 4 March, 2017 at 9:23 am
  45. I really do love the idea of doing this. Every time I read one of your posts, I think what a positive impact doing something similar would have on our lives and tell myself I need to do something about it. Going with the flow, would be a good one for all of us in this house to live by as none of us are very good at it. Thank you so much for sharing such a positive post with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

    Posted on 19 February, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    1. Aww, thank you. Let me know how you get on if you do decide to give it a go x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 9:23 pm
  46. Just popping back again from #blogcrush and it’s been great to read again! I especially love this line: “Sometimes, those things that we think are terrible turn out to be opportunities in disguise.” #blogcrush
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    Posted on 19 February, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    1. Aw, thank you so much 😊

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  47. Congratulations this was the most popular post this week for #mg! Such a great post!

    Posted on 20 February, 2017 at 8:27 am
    1. Aww, thank you 😊 xx

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:35 pm
  48. Yet again some gorgeous and inspiring quotes here. I always feel so much more positive and empowered when I had read your posts, thank you! #KCACOLS
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    Posted on 20 February, 2017 at 11:27 am
    1. Thank you, you’ve no idea how happy that makes me x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  49. Enjoy the break from the series. Looking forward to the next installment. #PoCoLo
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    Posted on 21 February, 2017 at 10:04 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:41 pm
  50. Some great quotes there – several of which I should really start listening to!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime
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    Posted on 21 February, 2017 at 10:55 am
    1. Ha ha, thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  51. I think this is one of my favourites yet. I definitely used to be in the other camp, but the last few months I’ve definitely moved over to going with the flow. To not let things that I can’t change bother me. To look at the bigger picture and realise that in the grand scheme its ok. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x
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    Posted on 21 February, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    1. Aww, thank you, I was the same but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Going with the flow is definitely less stressful! x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  52. You gave me a whole new perspective on going with the flow. Very timely for me right now. #kcacols

    Posted on 22 February, 2017 at 8:05 am
    1. Thank you, hope it helped x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:31 pm
  53. This is good, I try to go with the flow and actually have relaxed more since becoming a mum. I think motherhood does that to you sometimes! Good tip about the writing block too, will try that! Hope you’re having a lovely week with the family and having your husband back xx #ablogginggoodtime
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    Posted on 22 February, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    1. Thank you, his leave was postponed so he’s still not back yet. Going with the flow turned out to be very apt! His flights are through for next week though, so fingers crossed.

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:34 pm
  54. I love reading these posts of yours, and I totally agree about going with the flow. I need a little bit of that in my life. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 8:06 am
    1. Thank you, glad you’re enjoying them x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:35 pm
  55. Popping back from #FortheloveofBLOG

    Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 5:06 pm
  56. It’s true. Too bad I suck at going with the flow! It’s somehing I am working on.

    Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    1. oops…#sharingthebloglove
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      Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    2. Ha ha, you’re certainly not alone. It’s easier said than done but I’m getting there x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:35 pm
  57. Oh I hear you! This happened to me almost a month ago when my car got written off whilst just being parked outside my house. Not something you expect and a huge curve ball to deal with. And so began the nightmare of calls to the insurance, getting a hire car, getting mine collected, finding a new car, getting the money sorted and so on and so on. It was a nightmare – totally out of my control and I really did have to Go With The Flow. Thankfully, as I sit here and write this, we’re almost at the end of a month long pain in the ass of a situation. I’ve just collected the new car and the hire car is being picked up tomorrow. Finally we can get back to normal. Such a true sentiment. Loved this. #SharingTheBlogLove
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    Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    1. Thank you. So glad it’s finally all behind you now, sounds like a complete nightmare!

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  58. What a great post. I wish i could go with the flow more! Thank you for linking up with #KCACOLS we hope you see you again 🙂 xx

    Posted on 23 February, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    1. Thank you, it certainly takes a bit of practice! x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  59. I love that picture of you in your wedding dress and rain boots! I also love that Tzu quote! #sharingthebloglove
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    Posted on 24 February, 2017 at 10:40 pm
    1. Thank you 😊

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  60. I love the go with the flow mindset, sometimes when I am super stressed and I feel my life is winging out of control I picture myself floating in a river being taken by the current – yup literally going with the flow! Thanks for the beautiful words. #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 25 February, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    1. That’s a great visualisation, Amy have to use that one x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:41 pm
      1. Should have been ‘may’ have to use that. Damn predictive text 😂

        Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:43 pm
  61. Agree that going with the flow isn’t passive and can be enlightening instead – have a lovely break – and thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x
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    Posted on 26 February, 2017 at 10:14 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:44 pm
  62. Love your attitude, outlook and mottos. And changing the words in the kitchen…inspiring.

    #KCACOLS

    Posted on 27 February, 2017 at 9:41 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  63. Thank you, glad I’ve shown you the light 😬😂

    Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  64. Ah I’m so glad somebody chose this post as their #blogcrush – it really is a great series. I hope you’re having a lovely break with your hubby and “going with the flow”

    #blogcrush
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    Posted on 6 March, 2017 at 11:09 pm
  65. Thank you so much xx

    Posted on 3 March, 2017 at 7:32 pm