This article was written while being powered by a tasty lunch bought by Lee Carter of FL. Thanks Lee!
photo by Roger Glenn
As we come to the end of another year I have been reflecting on my life, my goals, and how I spend my time. After careful concideration I have come to realize that my goals and dreams for the new year aren’t much different than the goals I had at the beginning of last year.
I would like to have better health and well being, richer relationships, more opportunities to share my giftedness with my readers and clients, and a more grounded perspective to enjoy each moment.
AND, I know how to do all these things. I have a few new tools and tricks, but for the most part I know what I am doing.
My problem isn’t knowing what, why I want it, or how to get it. My problem is filling my time and spending my energy on things that aren’t helpful.
1) Stop spending time with the wrong people.
5) Stop trying to be someone you’re not.
10) Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness.
18) Stop holding grudges.
25) Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t.
When I create enough space in my life it is easy for me to make the right choice and I seem to effortlessly move towards my goals. It is when I am spending time, energy, and emotions on things that aren’t worth of my attention that I have a hard time doing (and being) who I want and need to be.
With that being said, sometimes it is really hard to get rid of things that have worked their way into our lives. When this happens I like to tap on it like this:
I know there are things in my life that I need to eliminate…they take my time…they take my energy…they take my emotional energy…they are not things I need to do…they are not things I want to do…they are there because they have been there for a really long time…they are there because I don’t know another way…they are there because I am afraid to let them go…I might hurt others feelings by letting them go…I might not know what to do instead…they might serve as a great distraction…I have been keeping them around because on some level they are serving me…even if I don’t know why they are serving me…I know it is going to be hard to let go of some of these things…I know that I am going to let them go for a short while and then pick them up again…I know it is going to be work to let some of them go…but I give myself permission to let go of the relationships that are not serving me…I give myself permission to let got of the tasks that are no longer serving me…I give myself permission to let go of the habits that are no longer serving me…by letting go of these things I am going to create space for the thing I need to do…I am going to create energy to do what I want to do…I am going to have time to become who I want to become.
Take a look at Marc’s list of “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself“.
What are the things you need to remove for your life in the new year to move toward becoming who you want to be? Click here to add your own thoughts and comments or read what others have to say. I would really love to hear what you think!