Letting Go . . .
Sometimes I just have to release in order to let go!
Of What Is Bothering
I feel it is important to deal with what is bothering me! Otherwise it will just fester and grow and grow. It is the things that just bother me that get me going and start to ruin my day! I try really hard to brush it off and continue on.
There are times where I need to take 5 and just chill! I can focus on my breathing and slowing my mind down. Breathe in the good and positive and breathe out the bad and negative! I can relax, reenergize and just get on with the rest of my day.
Of the Negativity
I do not care for those negative thoughts that keep creeping up on me! Some things are in my control and some things are out of my control. I have to just deal with it head on, shut it down and then move on. I need to refocus on those things that are serving a good, positive purpose in my life instead!
I reflect on what makes me happy and gives me pleasure and joy! What am I looking forward to today? It is about taking care of myself and being good to myself too! It certainly helps me make healthier and happier choices.
I need to do what is best for me as well as do what I love to do too! This comes from tuning into my inner voice, following my heart and tapping into my gut instincts. It usually guides me in the right direction too!
Of the Past
The past is just that the PAST! I may not forget, but I can forgive and choose to live in the present moment. I feel the hardest part to let go of is the guilt and at times the shame. However, once I acknowledge those feelings I need to let those feelings go. The greatest part of today is getting to start a new day!
It is so freeing at times to accept the past and surrender to the past! It is so healing to accept, surrender and just forgive, especially myself. I know for me it helps me move forward once again. I think about all the possibilities just waiting out there for me too!
I do not want to hang on to years and years of baggage, especially mental and emotional baggage! I would rather deal with it than continue pushing the crud into the back of my mind that is already crammed to the ceiling back there. If I do not deal with it, I know it will rear its ugly head and it usually does that at the most inopportune time too!
Of Being NOT Enough
I do not have to be all and do everything! I am so ready to let go of the perfectionism and doing everything perfectly. It is draining and demotivating. I am ENOUGH and I am so WORTHY!
I need to give myself a break and not be so hard on myself! I need to take the time for myself for some much needed self love and self care. I prefer to live my life on a learning curve because at least I know I am alive!
It is about learning, growing and gaining experiences! It is about making mistakes and celebrating successes. It is about gaining life skills and coping skills. I want to take the time to enjoy life and really experience it too!
Of What Is No Longer Serving
What can you let go of starting today? What is holding you back or no longer serving you and your needs?
I am learning to connect better with myself and my emotions, feelings and thoughts. It gives me the permission to accept and forgive as we1l as surrender and to just LET IT GO! It is such a healthier and happier mindset for my whole being too. I have to let go in order to continue moving forward in living the life I want!
(Photos by RSheridan)