Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Flexibility - #atozchallenge



I don’t know why, but for some reason when I think of the word FLEXIBILITY it amuses me. Before I had children, 21 and 18 years ago, I have to readily admit I was not a flexible individual. You would think by getting married 27 years ago, flexibility would have been easy for me, nope not for me. Even at the young age of 22, when I married I was very set in my ways. It was basically, my way or the highway. Thankfully my husband has always been a go with the flow flexible person. Over the years though, I’ve learned to relax more and more and to go with the flow… hence creating flexibility in my life without even realizing it. My epiphany to this new found flexibility? I’ve learned there is more than one way to do things and to think outside the box is much more exciting rather than staying the narrow minded course of my way or the highway.

What do you do to stay flexible and more enjoyable to be around? 

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33 comments:

  1. Remembering it's not all about me helps me to stay flexible. I actually have to remind myself of that fact a LOT!

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  2. I can be set in my way, but I do yoga so I'm flexible that way lol

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  3. Like you, Donna, I've grown more flexible with age. I guess I realize now that other people have rights too. It's not just all about me and what I want. Marriage and kids helped me discover that. :)

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    1. Marriage and kids definitely help you see the light!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I think my wife helped me to be more flexible and relaxed.

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    1. Marriage is the ying and the yang...very helpful!

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  6. I've learned to be more flexible over the years. It definitely reduces stress in life and makes things easier.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  7. I think flexibility is important, lucky you have an adjusting husband. I have become more easy going with age but not too much.

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    1. I think with age, we learn not to sweat the small stuff so much!

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  8. I think flexibility is important, lucky you have an adjusting husband. I have become more easy going with age but not too much.

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  9. I think having children and realizing how unpredictable things can be once you have children (you have a lunch date scheduled with a friend but your child isn't feeling well so now you have to stay home) makes me realize that plans can always be redirected and revised.

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    1. Definitely that life is unpredictable so one might as well be flexible or it would be way too stressful!

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  10. I needed to hear this because I'm not (ahem) the most flexible person.

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  11. I'm working on being more flexible. It's just too hard to not to be when you interact with a lot of people, and your family, too.

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  12. I just make sure I get progressively lazier every year and let the others do everything, and then it gets done someone else's way and not mine and I just have to accept that :)

    Seriously though, age helps, having kids helps, moving around from place to place helps also, but it's mostly age, every decade brings a different perspective as the light changes.

    A fabulous word choice for F.

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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  13. I used to consider myself very flexible, but as I age and get busier, I'm losing a lot of that flexibility. Since I have to plan my time very carefully to get everything done, unexpected demands on my time aren't as easy to adjust to as they used to be.

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    1. I agree the balance of everything in our lives can certainly make it difficulty. I think with age, I've been come less concerned over things.

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  14. I am in agreement with you about thinking outside the box and discovering many different ways of doing something. While driving, I like to take different routes to get to the same place so that I can learn about other neighbourhoods, roads and services in my town.

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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    1. I love that idea of taking a different route. I must try that!

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  15. I've always been set in my ways as well and stubborn. ☺ Good thing my husband is easy-going! This has relaxed a lot with age and I'm less demanding of myself and others.

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    1. We sound like we have the same type of hubby. Yippee!

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  16. Yes, flexibility is good...and marriage and children certainly help on that front!

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  17. Most of the time, I'm a go-with-the-flow, but there are moments when I need to have my way, or I shut down.

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    1. I too still like getting my way from time to time!

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