The idea of going with the flow can be a great outlook on life- except when you are going with the flow of something that isn’t good for you.
Take driving for example. I am guilty that sometimes I will be gauging my speed by the flow of traffic rather than my speedometer and speed limits. Then all of a sudden, I look down to see that I am going too fast!
When I let others do my thinking for me, I might get caught up in something I don’t like. This is the power of “group think” and peer pressure.
There have been a number of times I hear clients talk about how they look back and have regrets about something because they were just going with the flow without thinking. Once they take a step back and slow down, they can see the points they should have changed. They just weren’t aware enough.
The key is to be aware while going with the flow. Balance between a care free life and having some control of it has the potential to end in a much better place. Stay in tune with your choices and make decisions intentionally in a way that best aligns with your path and values. Otherwise you might get smacked in the head with something you could have avoided!
Thanks for reading!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.