RIDDING YOUR LIFE OF BAGGAGE
Are you in need of ridding your life of baggage? Sometimes, this is necessary in order to move forward, but it could be difficult to know how to go about it. Are there aspects of yourself that you would rather move away from or parts of your life that you would like to create a clean slate? What parts would you dream of comparing to the falling of the leaves?
You would be able to let go of everything draining and consuming in your life and replace it with fresh, full-of-life energy. Why not let go of all tasks, people and responsibilities that deplete you, and replace them with those things that fill you up and bring you joy. You can, once again, wait until next year, next week, or next month, to get started, or you can begin today. As fall comes and goes every year, you, too, can take advantage once a year of ridding your life of toxic baggage and replacing it with what excites you and fulfills you.
Steps to take action:
1. Let it go
Which parts of your life are taxing and all-consuming? Divide your life into sections if it makes it easier; career, family, relationships, etc…What can you let go of? If something in your life creates more negativity and stress than feel-good energy, you might want to consider letting it go.
2. Your priorities
What do you value above all else in your life? Family…career…health and well-being? Make a list from the most important to the least important. How is your time currently being spent? Is your time going toward activities and responsibilities that are not high on your priority list? Maybe it is time to take a closer look at where you are putting your energy. Over-extending yourself, due to not prioritizing, only depletes you of the energy you need for the things that fulfill you. Do not be afraid to ask others for help, so you don’t take on more than you can handle. Over-extending yourself affects you and everyone in your life, in a negative way. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t have what you need to take care of others.
3. Have fun!
When making changes in your life, it can become all-consuming. It is important to create “fun” time or “me” time amidst all the craziness. Schedule it in like any other appointment or commitment. You need time to relax and wind down. Make this a priority this week. This time is crucial in rejuvenating yourself to continue forward.