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What’s Weighing You Down?
Life is a beautiful thing. It really is. But not every moment of every day is perfect. That’s not reality. Sometimes life gives us challenges. Maybe it’s the circumstances we were born into. Possibly a relationship we chose. You were passed up for a promotion at work or didn’t get into the school of your choice. Someone was rude to you at the grocery store, or cut you off on the highway (road rage anyone?). Or, any other myriad of possible scenarios. No matter the details, life is life. The question here is, are you holding on to anything that hurt you in the past? Are you allowing negative circumstances, situations, experiences, words, or even negative people to hold you back from a brighter today? How can we move forward if we keep looking back? Think about it. Maybe write it down. Then, let it go.
Leave the Past in the Past
It’s time for me to admit something. I am not a time traveler. I have no foreseeable way to go back and change anything that has happened in my past. Shocker, right? No. Of course not. So why would I allow anything that happened in my past control or direct my future? The only true benefit we can obtain from anything negative in our past is to learn from it and allow it to help us make better choices in the future. Or, if it was something outside of our control, allow that to inspire us to do better. Think better. Live better. Be better.
We are each given the same 86,400 seconds each day. How many of those precious seconds do we want to spend thinking about something we can’t change? Never ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.
Let. It. Go.
You will never be given another today. This is it. You get one shot. Don’t waste your precious time thinking about things or people that hurt you. Don’t contemplate too long on circumstances that were beyond your control. Let. It. Go. Do you want to ponder on the negative of yesterday. or imagine the possibilities of tomorrow? It’s up to you, to me…to us. Take a moment. Make a decision. What will you give your energy to this week?
I hope this post has helped someone be intentional about letting go of the things of the past that can weigh us down. If you need someone to be a listening ear, or a place to express yourself in this process, please feel free to comment below. I will respond in kind.
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