Navigating (life and other things that go)
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WTF is CTFD?
Navigating life is like climbing uphill with a full set of baggage, in flip flops. It’s a constant adjustment, trying to figure out what you can leave on the side of the road, what you can give to others, what can be condensed together into one bag, and how to carry them all in a way that is the most comfortable and weighs you down the least.
This doesn’t have to be a struggle, and it certainly doesn’t have to be done alone. Living well is an active, daily practice of mindfulness and creating positive, optimistic and resilient attitudes, habits, and beliefs. It is finding the happy place that is the mesh of what you want, what is happening and where you are actually are. This perception and practice is what I affectionately call learning to Calm The Fuck Down (CTFD).
CTFD- short, funny, and. . . rather blunt. Conceptually simple, yet difficult to actually put into practice. It is not a method, per se, but rather a mindset that allows you to maximize your potential by learning to focus your energy and thoughts on the right things.
It is in the spirit of the pursuit of a mindful and balanced perspective lifestyle and mindset, despite the obstacles thrown my way, that this site is dedicated. May you find good laughs, good friends, and a little inspiration as I share notes from my own (messy) trek up the hill.**The term CTFD is not proprietary to me, and in fact, I first stumbled upon it when reading about a parenting a method by David Vienna, whose hilarious advice and musings I enjoy. Click here to read more. **