I recently posted this empowering quote on The Profit Garden’s business page on www Facebook.com.
Have you ever said to yourself, “Ugh, it’s one of those days. It started off great. Lesson learned. Why do I forget that it’s better to say no than it is to try and please everyone else?
Have you ever felt you were being stretched in too many directions?
Or perhaps you’ve come to a cross roads with some of your friends and/or family not understanding the direction your life is moving towards.
When I was much younger it took awhile for me to grasp the idea that it is perfectly okay to let go of friendships that weren’t serving me. My younger self was under the impression that once I was friends with someone, we were always going to be friends. And that’s not to say that we can’t have lifetime friendships. I do and you likely do as well. However, it’s totally impossible to be all things to all people all of the time. I’ve learned to just be the best I can be for myself. If the friendship is solid and true, it will stand the test of time.
The same is true with things and situations. When I made the decision to always stop saying, “yes” and to learn to say “no” to the things and people that weren’t serving me, that’s when my life became richer and I was a better friend to others.
We live in a rapidly evolving world today. People and things come into our lives and affect us in different ways. It’s difficult at times to know when it might be better for us to step away, to let go of all the noise, the mindless chatter in our heads, and the situations and people that aren’t serving us. And those of you with young families it’s difficult I know to find the time to step away just for yourself. And yet when you do schedule the time for yourself and make that commitment, you’ll find that it was well worth it. And your family members will appreciate you even more.
Taking time for ourselves whether it’s for a massage, a walk in the woods, a body wrap, curled up with a good read, meditation, or whatever it is that soothes and relaxes your body, mind, and spirit isn’t just nice to do once in awhile. For me it’s a basic necessity for living life with joy.
And in these moments when we are totally “within” ourselves is the time that we find the courage we need.
What are you letting go of that doesn’t serve you anymore?
And what soothes and relaxes you?
I welcome your comments.