10 Things to Let Go of Before the New Year 2022
Let’s Set The Stage For The New Year
It’s hard to believe that we are entering the final stretch of 2021. You may be sensing an energetic shift. December is an important month because it sets the stage for the new year. You may be using this time to reflect on your goals and focus forward with clarity. You may be setting goals about business, or weight loss, or where you want to travel in the next year.
You may have gone through some major hurts or disappointments this past year. Now is the time to take a deep breath, as this time beckons reflection on the emotional or physical pain, or the regrets we had over the last year. Past hurts, injustices, jealousies, broken relationships, along with the flow of life can knock the air out of anyone’s happiness balloon. We can recognize that we made poor choices, or that we felt embarrassed by someone who mistreated us. We may feel there is simply no justice.
We need a positive view of the future as we look forward. Yesterday will keep you hung up. While you’re stuck, you never see any happiness or progress.
Time To Create A Stronger Foundation For Your Life
Do you feel weighed down by specific people or situations? Stressed out by life’s circumstances? Use this time to consciously create a stronger foundation for your life, which means walking away from things that drag you down.
Rather than spending time focusing on what isn’t working, pull all of your energy into what is going well and focus on what you want. Use deliberate action toward those goals and you’ll see changes happen quickly.
Physically, spiritually and emotionally, I had to learn how to let go of the person I thought I should be in order to be the person I really wanted to be. Letting go of anything in life can be a little scary, but it can also be an amazing act of self-love.
So today, I challenge you with this list of 20 things to let go of before the new year comes.
1. Let go of the “all or nothing” mentality regarding success
Appreciate the grey area between the extremes of success and failure.Never let success get to your head or failure get to your heart. Inhale all those thoughts that don’t make you feel empowered and strong
All-or-nothing thinking is found in depressed people all over the world. This is because it is part of the most primitive of human responses: the fight or flight response. When faced with a life-threatening situation, depressed people feel the need to make a snap decision and act on it. There is no time for ‘maybe this’, or ‘maybe that’.
Since All or Nothing thinking is another thinking style strongly linked with depression, learning not to always think in ‘all or nothing’ terms but to see shades of gray is immensely helpful in tackling depression. It greatly reduces, or stops the emotionally-arousing thoughts that are necessary to maintain the depressed state.
2. Let Go Of Needing Everyone To Like You
For some reason, we all like to be liked. No revelation there. It’s how we’re wired.
Here’s a news flash!! Not everyone will like you!Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding.
Everyone doesn’t need to like you, and some people won’t like you, no matter what you do. Try not to take the things these people say about you personally. What they think and say is a reflection of them, not you.