For the last few weeks, I have been practicing something that has become powerful in my life: the art of letting go.
Every morning as I get out of bed, I ask myself:
What am I willing to let go of today?
And I go about my day. And notice. With that question rippling in my mind.
At some point during the day, I notice something that is no longer a resonant match with who I am now. It can be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or a relationship.
Here are some things I let go of:
- control over what my husband’s haircut will be/looks like
- the need for my son to nap today so I can get those other things done
- 2 boxes of black clothing
- an email subscription of quality content that I don’t have time to read
- old purses I no longer use
- a contest that distracted me from higher priorities
- a swish stick to flush G-diapers
- any food or drink I cannot share with my toddler son
- an untouched gift bottle of vodka that took up room in our freezer for 8 years
- Facebook notifications to my email inbox (if I want them, I’ll log in to Facebook and look in my news feed)
- that extra handful of popcorn
- that beloved idea that just wouldn’t pan out
- that extra unnecessary commitment
The next, very important part of this is:
Write it down every day.
Celebrate it at the end of the week.
and notice how you feel.
What amazes me is how much relief I feel each time I let something go.
Letting go creates space for abundance to flow into our lives.
Readers: If you begin to practice this, please share what you have let go of in the comments below!