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Learning to let go

“Letting go of all the things weighing you down, makes room to create your best life.”

Jann Meehan

Hi lovely Motivated people, how are you?  Sorry to be a bit late with the Motivator this week – I had technical issues.  I’m here now though and ready to motivate you for another awesome week.  Hope last week helped in learning to say no.

This week I wanted to talk to you about learning to let go.  This may at first seem like a negative thing – you’ve heard of people being described as letting themselves go.  This is the opposite of that though.  It’s about letting go of the things that are holding you back or stopping you be the best you.  My quote this week, is from me!  When you manage to let go of the things that are weighing you down, you will find you have more focus, clarity and energy to achieve the things you want.  It clears a space in your head where anything is possible.  The way it was when you were a kid.  Remember those days?  When you felt that you could be, do or have anything at all in the world, until you lost the ability to dream in that way and stuff got in the way.  So this week, we are going to look at how we can let it go.

I had a small epiphany myself about this during the week.  I had started up a new Toastmasters club a couple of years ago, and it has been struggling in the last 6 months.  We lost a lot of members, just through changing circumstances in peoples’ lives, however it had a big impact on the club and we were extremely low in numbers.  I have been doing heaps to turn that around and thought I was managing it all ok.  We had a meeting during the week and had 6 guests come, 4 of which will probably join the club and who will be a fantastic addition to the club.  I came home from that meeting energised and happy and I realised how much that had all been draining me.  It had sucked the life out of my creativity and happiness.  Sadly, that’s what happens when we treat the problem as a burden to bear.  It’s not a great way to solve problems and/or to be in a place where you can look at things in a positive and objective way.

There are so many things we carry around in our backpacks with us every day.  Past hurts.  Imagined wrongs.  Worries about the future, the economy, are we good enough etc etc.  What if we could let those all go?  How liberating do you think that would be?

I have a few suggestions to help with this:

Acceptance – concentrate on the things you can control and let the others go.  You can’t control how others feel or react, you can only control how you feel and react.  So learning to live in the present moment, accepting what is, not turning it into a big story of doom and gloom, will make a difference and give you space to create.

Forgiveness – this is huge and takes up heaps of room in the backpack!  If there are things you need to forgive yourself about, do that in a loving and kind way.  Remember, you have tried your best and you deserve forgiveness.  Forgiving others is one of the best things you can do to lighten your load.  Holding a grudge weighs you down more than the person you can’t forgive.  Let’s not be weighed down by that.

Gratitude – practising this will absolutely lighten the load.  It opens the door to a more positive and happy life, and that’s something we all want.

Start this week

I have a worksheet to help you get started on recognising what is holding you back, what is weighing you down and what you can do about it.  Please click here to contact me and I will send it to you.

Have a brilliant week, learning to let it go and unpacking the back pack of troubles and woes.