LET IT GO.
Let go of anything that weighs you down. Surplus material possessions and stuff that no longer has meaning, people and relationships that are toxic, that closet that is overflowing. Give to those who really need it. Just let go! Start singing the song lyrics, “Let it go, Let it go.” The time is right. You will immediately feel lighter, and more open space will provide an uplift in your spirit. Who doesn’t need that?
IF SOMETHING YOU TRIED LAST YEAR DIDN’T WORK OUT, KEEP TRYING DIFFERENT WAYS UNTIL IT DOES WORK.
If it’s a good goal for you, there’s likely more than one way to accomplish it. Try, try again in new and different ways. Maybe the timing wasn’t right, but the plan was. Ask close friends or colleagues what they would do. Valued opinions and objective third parties may well be the sounding board you need and provide the brilliant idea you were seeking.
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS.
No more excuses! Take that class, pursue that hobby, go to that place you’ve always wanted to see. Just do it! Spend some time on you. I just signed up for a comprehensive first aid course because I feel that would be good knowledge to have. But I sure could use a trip to the Bahamas … (grin).
Open your eyes and look for the simple pleasures in your life. Put forth a little effort to see the good in the world, because every day we are bombarded with the bad. Sometimes you need to go for a walk and admire nature, the changing leaves, a lake, a puppy, your neighbor’s flower garden. Take a walk, look at the sky, and take deep breaths. A survey of centenarians (100 years old and over) shows they attribute their longevity to simple pleasures like walking barefoot, watering their garden, eating their favorite food, swimming, etc.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO THINK POSITIVELY.
Yes, much is wrong with our world today, but there is still much good in it. Add to that list of positives. Go forth, do good things, be a better person, and make a difference for others. Volunteer to help someone do what they can’t do alone. Give, knowing they can’t give back to you. The rewards are far greater than you know! It comes back ten-fold and gives you a strong sense of purpose.
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