"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present." - Jim Rohn
Letting go is hard - even when we are letting go of something that needs to go...that we want to be rid of. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as opening your palm and letting it slip easily out of your hand. Sometimes you have to take a more aggressive approach in removing the thing from your life.
This morning I let go of sleeping in. I kept finding myself in a state of needing to catch up. Needing to catch up on my work, my gym time, my housekeeping, etc. It's unfortunate that I paid the price of constant anxiety and frustration with myself just because I refused to wake up a couple hours earlier. What's worse is that the real price paid was time with my husband and daughter because I was always "catching up".
With any new habit, there has to be a system in place to keep that habit firmly planted or I could very easily slip back into a state of overwhelm AKA "the hot mess express". For me this comes in the form of nighttime preparation. Setting the coffeemaker, laying out my clothes, and giving my husband the permission to kick me out of bed was all I needed this morning to get me moving.
The result? I finally made it to the gym after a three week absence which led to more energy and a clearer, more focused mind to tackle the pile of work in front of me. Essentially, with that tiny little tweak, I am a happier woman who feels more in control of her life.
What do you need to let go of? A bad habit? How you react to something? A negative emotion towards something or someone?
Once you identify it, write it down. Also write down the price you've paid for holding on, the system you will put in place to make sure it does not return, and the limiting belief that led you to holding on for so long. Put this somewhere you can see it so you can be done for good. Trust me, you'll be a much happier person once you let this go.
Angela is a life coach who helps those struggling with grief, depression, and anxiety find peace, clarity, and joy with her overcoming overwhelm program.
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