There is no better way to start the New Year than using the sage advice given above. So take a deep breath and let it go. Broadly there are two things that we need to let go; the first is the past and next is ourselves. The past be it good or bad, sad or joyful, staid or exciting will never come back even if we relive it in our minds and hearts a million times.
Letting go the past is challenging because often the past has important significance in our life. Death of a loved one, breaking down of relationships, setbacks and failures are common issues that haunt us by quietly slipping into our thoughts and disturbing our peace of mind. Even more difficult to let go are the past mistakes we committed, the hurt we have caused, the anger and revenge that we seek of those who we feel have lets u down or betrayed us. Toughest of all to live down is the self doubt we carry which begins with the thought ‘if only I …’ This lament makes us replay in our minds possibilities that could have played out in a better way; unfortunately the dice is rolled and now there is no replay so brooding over the ‘if only I…’ is futile.
So this New Year is a good time as any to turn the page of your life and move on especially in putting the past behind you. Brooding , worrying, lamenting are adjectives that should be removed from your dictionary of life. The best way to do this is to replace it with more positive adjectives and that can be done when you take another deep breath and let yourself go.
To let yourself go, the key is to aim for specific goals. So when you take a deep breath, fill your lungs with fresh air and your mind with clear objectives to be attained. The goal will be both the reason to let go and provide you the courage of conviction to take some giant steps. The latter requires you to be imaginative and innovative. It would also require you to take creative risks, be open to criticism and have the guts to get up and chase your dreams if at first you don’t succeed. Notice that in this process you are already imbibing positive thoughts like I can, I won’t give up, let me try this and let me find another way.
Here are a few more pointers to realize if you really are someone who can let go of yourself easily.
Are you a creature of habit? Do you keep following the same routine without daring to experiment with some changes?
Do you have a social circle or a circle of friends of a wide variety and different hues? Identify 5 friends who have nothing in common with each other.
Do you easily conjure up solutions to simple problems that crop up daily in your personal and professional life? Do you avoid finding a solution so that if it fails you won’t be blamed or because you believe the problems are too trivial for you to waste to time on?
Are you the type of person who panics easily or gets stressed frequently or someone who hates surprises or sudden changes?
Go on and discover a New YOU in the New Year !
To understand how you can focus on goals and achieve it, play a game of caroms or get a dart board and aim for the bulls eye. Initially you may find it hard to achieve what you hope to but with focus and practice, you will enjoy success with surprising ease.
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