I'm sharing a list from Mind Body Green. There's bits and pieces that make sense. I commented on list items that spoke to me (or yelled at me). :)
Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness.
1. Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong.
I need to work on this one. There's been a TON of negativity at work in recent weeks. There have been people I care about getting in trouble left and right and I've done nothing but get angry about it.
2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do.
Well this one is easy. I'm ready to apply to a PhD program and see where that takes me.
3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself.
4. Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted.
The funny thing is I've never had trouble with this one. :)
5. Let go of worrying; worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.
This one pretty much has ruled my life the past two months. :(
6. Let go of blaming anyone for anything; be accountable for
your own life. If you don’t like something, you have two choices, accept
it or change it.
Well I changed my issues with work--I spoke up for myself and took action with authority figures. I just get too wrapped up and worried about others that are treated horribly.
7. Let go of thinking you are damaged; you matter, and the world needs you just as you are.
um, never thought this ever
8. Let go of thinking your dreams are not important; always follow your heart.
I always do this.
9. Let go of being the “go-to person” for everyone, all the
time; stop blowing yourself off and take care of yourself first …
because you matter.
I need to remember this one if I do start a PhD program in 2014
10. Let go of thinking everyone else is happier, more
successful or better off than you. You are right where you need to be.
Your journey is unfolding perfectly for you.
Yeah, this one is not me either. I'm very content with my life and all I've worked hard for.
11. Let go of thinking there's a right and wrong way to do
things or to see the world. Enjoy the contrast and celebrate the
diversity and richness of life.
This one I need to remind myself of. It's not "my way or the highway"
12. Let go of cheating on your future with your past. It’s time to move on and tell a new story.
13. Let go of thinking you are not where you should be. You are
right where you need to be to get to where you want to go, so start
asking yourself where you want to go.
Oh, I now know where I want to go. PhD, work, volunteer work all in one happy bubble. Can it work? I don't know but I'm going to try.
14. Let go of anger toward ex lovers and family. We all deserve
happiness and love; just because it is over doesn’t mean the love was
Saw some former friends at a party this past weekend. That hurt as bad as a nail in the eye, I was polite and they ignored the hell outta me. It hurt but it should not.
15. Let go of the need to do more and be more; for today, you've done the best you can, and that's enough.
I'm always saying that life is too short so I think I've got this one. :)
16. Let go of thinking you have to know how to make it happen; we learn the way on the way.
Well in my case I have to know how to make the PhD work with the day job and with the volunteer work.
17. Let go of your money woes — make a plan to pay off debt and focus on your abundance.
Working on it but doing a kitchen and an addition to the rental in ONE year has created more debt. Ah well, at least the primary house will be paid off in our late 40s.
18. Let go of trying to save or change people. Everyone has her
own path, and the best thing you can do is work on yourself and stop
focusing on others.
Need to leave the people alone that are hateful and mean at work.
19. Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding.
As an adult I don't have this issue. As a teen, yes you bet I did. :)
20. Let go of self-hate. You are not the shape of your body or
the number on the scale. Who you are matters, and the world needs you as
you are. Celebrate you!
Oh I like how I look (I work hard at the gym and at yoga) but I often hate on myself when things go wrong at work and I need to stop that.