Letting go isn’t easy for most of us. It’s much more comfortable to hold on tight. A little part of us thinks that if we hold on to all of it, we’ll always have enough. Holding on is safe, comfortable and easy.
9 Things You Should Let Go Of Right Now
Practice the power of letting go by giving away your candle holders, jeans that don’t fit, extra dishes, cups, odds, ends, and other things that don’t really matter to you. If you have trouble, here are 5 tricks for making the task easier.
If feeling bad about things that have already happened or didn’t happen is a problem for you, redirect your thoughts and energy. Every moment you spend holding onto guilt for something you cannot change is a moment that you don’t spend being joyful, creative, loving, or present.
3. Snooze button
Sleeping in is overrated. Each new day is an opportunity to start again. Do it intentionally. Make it count. Figure out how much sleep you need for your best health and skip the snooze button. Use this gentle guide to help you wake up earlier.
4. Self limiting beliefs
Jonathan Fields shares Roger Bannister’s story. “Bannister was the first person to break the four- minute mile running. Until he did, it was always assumed that human beings simply could not run that fast. Bannister proved everyone wrong and, in doing so, made the impossible possible. But here’s whereit got really interesting. In the years after he ran the first-ever sub-4-minute mile, dozens of others do the same. Because the thing that was stopping them wasn’t as much physiological as it was psychological. In a heartbeat, the belief system within the global communities of milers changed. Assumptions about limitations were shattered and that inspired massive action.”
It’s one of many stories that remind us if you think you can’t, you can’t. But if you think you can, watch out world.
With everything that is going on in this big, beautiful world, you are going to miss out on something. FOMO (fear of missing out) signals a lack of engagement. If you are worried about what you are missing, you aren’t finding the most meaningful parts of what’s happening right now. Letting go of FOMO means abandoning the need to catch up, keep up, and measure up to connect with what’s right in front of you.
Getting rid of debt changes everything. It will change your relationship with money and love and give you freedom that you can’t imagine.
The following quote from stylist Erica Cook has shown up more than once on my Simple Words Pinterest board. It’s simple and true and a great reminder that we can rise up while lifting others on the way. “I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.”
8. Proving yourself
Let go of relationships with people who need you to prove your worth. Convincing someone to love you isn’t love.
Letting go is scary and joyful all at the same time. Slowly though, the fear subsides and all you are left with is the joy.