Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ideas to Celebrate National "Let It Go" Day

“You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” – Guy Finley

Today is National “Let it go” Day. Here are a few thoughts to inspire you to celebrate!

Some things to let go of:

• Things you don’t have control over and cannot change. This includes other people’s choices and problems and most global issues and disasters.

• Things you don’t need.

• Things you have too many of.

• Old tapes (the ones playing in your head that keep you from being the best you can be!)

• Guilt.

• Things that don’t work. (Ideas, behaviors, habits etc...)

• Negative people.

• Other people’s expectations

• Anything that causes you unhealthy stress

How to let go (the “hard” part):

• Ask “why?” (Why do you feel guilty? Why are you holding onto things you don’t need? Why do you care about this?)

• Express your thoughts and feelings.

• Love unconditionally. (this is a state of “being”, it does not necessarily require action)

• Set limits on your time and energy and money.

• Believe that all of us find our way eventually.

• Organize a space

• Simplify

• Be true to yourself

• Forgive (others and yourself)

• If you have caused harm, apologize and ask how you can repair it, don’t assume it cannot be repaired. We all make mistakes (that shows you are human), ask if you can make it better and then do your best to repair the mistake (that shows character).

• Breathe, walk, meditate, release

I hope that you all end this day feeling a little bit lighter! Happy Let It Go Day!


Donna Marie said...

Self-Care has been at the top of my list for some time after something I heard a long time ago: "it's almost impossible to give of yourself unless your own cup is full." Your letting go post provides such wonderful and simple ideas of how to be self-loving and remain open to life that I had to post your link on my own website! Thanks for sharing this view; it makes a real difference!

Self Care Girl said...

Thank you Donna Marie. I am very passionate about this subject as well. I am happy to have you pass it along.

Please check out the Self Care Girl Facebook page (there is link from my blog homepage.) There is a great group of like minded women who participate. Would love to have you join.

Take good care - Nancy (aka Self Care Girl)