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Elizabeth Lyons is a bestselling author and inspirational humorist. Her latest book is You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom (May 2010). She'd love to connect with you via her website, www.ElizabethLyons.com, on Twitter @elizabethlyons, or on the Elizabeth Lyons Author Facebook page.

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On Planning Less: How to Let Go & Enjoy the Ride

“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.” ~Osho

As I drove home today, I embarked on a familiar exercise: planning out, in ridiculous detail, the next week, month, and year of my life.

To be clear, I’m not suggesting that planning is bad. In my world, a complete lack of planning would be anarchy. And anarchy equals anxiety. So I try to avoid it—both the anarchy and the anxiety.

But, historically speaking, I plan to a