January is upon us and with it comes the expectation to be more and do more. Goals and resolutions start with this year of new, and pretty soon, we will all be knee-deep in regret of not accomplishing anything past the first of February and wallowing in self-pity.
Although I personally subscribe to the philosophy of having a “word” to encompass what I want the year to look like, lofty unattainable goals and feeling like something has to be accomplished, really and truly need to fall by the wayside.
Let all that $%!* go…
Let 2018 be the year that you LET IT GO.
Let go of:
- the need to be someone you aren’t
- inhibitions that prevent you from being your true self
- expectations that you unfairly put on yourself
- self-loathing and feeling inferior
Let go of all that is unnecessarily weighing you down. Whatever you are fighting, whatever you are struggling with, whatever is causing you to have sleepless nights…
Let. It. Go.
2017 was a messy year, let’s be honest. But here is a chance to make 2018 better.
As someone who can frequently get inside her own head and ruminate for hours on the past and decisions that should have been made differently, I can tell you that it is a fruitless exercise. A futile enterprise not worthy of anyone’s time.
If you are carrying the past, tethered to its mores, anchored to its beam, it is time to let it go. The past only lives because you give it life.
Let me repeat that.
The past only lives because YOU give it life.
If you feel that your past is weighing you down, the expectation of unfulfilled thoughts and dreams mirrored back in your reflection, turn the page. Get a new outlook. Change the station. Put the past in its proper place and move on.
Life is short and it goes by fast.
Please don’t spend the next 300 plus days of this year moored in regret.
Let it go.
There is an oft-quoted sentence that states “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.
Is this you? Are you doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different outcome, yet it never happens?
Move on and let it go.
Remove the negative and replace it with the positive.
2018 is the year you are going to soar.
All you need to do is let go.