Blog: No control

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Hello everyone

I hope all is well.

I’m over in Majorca for a holiday in the sun. There has been an unseasonably warm heatwave here. I expected temperatures In the region of 30c, However the temperature has been more like 39 degrees. This has considerably changed all of my plans for this holiday, I’ve pretty much given up trying to sightsee. It’s just too hot to enjoy sightseeing. I am lucky that this hotel is well equipped for a relaxing holiday by the pool. So instead of going to see the sights of Palma and other areas in Majorca, I’ve switched this holiday to one of total relaxation. If the heatwave eases off before I am due to leave, I might reassess.

I’m really enjoying the downtime, I spent lots of time reading, listening to music and chatting to people that I wouldn’t ever have met. My body feels nice and relaxed, Just something I could argue that I don’t do enough of at home.

 I do actually have a real point here not just giving you a random update on a holiday which ensure you don’t actually care about that much. This just emphasise is how little you can actually control the future. I know many people fear the future, particularly around the topic of control. My example here shows I put good plans in place to go and explore and relax whilst seeing new places, but it’s not being possible and it’s completely out of my control. it just goes to show you cannot control the future, and even basic plans like what I’m going to do on my holiday have to change. After all I can’t control the weather.

 so if you are worrying about the future right now or what’s coming next, maybe just take a moment and think about the here and now. Right here, right now what can you control?

Right now we have a severe weather warning, for stifling humidity. I’ve enjoyed a relaxing day by the pool, I’ve had a lovely dinner, but right now it is just so difficult for me personally to be outside. But I’ve not let this ruin my evening. Right now, I’ve got a giant cocktail I’m sat in my room, listening to Spanish pop music and feeling really get grateful for air conditioning. That’s not what I planned for this evening I was going to do a long walk and watch the sunset from the beach but after 10 minutes outside the humidity stifling.

Life doesn’t go according to plan most of the time. That’s something I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about whilst sitting in Pool trying to keep cool. I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to just stop and think about things, something I don’t always get proper time for.

So give yourself a break from worry. You cannot control the future.

 I’m going to finish this quite random  blog  with a quote from Terminator 2, which is one of my favourite films:

“The future is not set, There is no fate but what we make”

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