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Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 21

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Looks like I won’t make 30 Days of Letting Go before January is over.

For today I’m letting go of perfectionism and holding myself to goals that turn out to be unreasonable.

January is a very busy month for people in the accounting and finance industry.  At the beginning of the month I thought setting the goal of 31 days of blogging about letting go was a reasonable goal.  Turns out it was not.  Instead, I will actually achieve 22 days of blogging about letting go.  Of course I would have liked to have met my original goal, however, I know I did the best I could and my best for this January is 22 days of blogging.

Next month should be better.  At least that’s my hope and my goal.  Stay tuned to find out.

How did it go for you with your letting go?  We still have one more day.  Join me in doing the best we can in letting go tomorrow.

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 20

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Some quotes to help you as you let go:

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Jessica Hatchigan

 

 You can only lose what you cling to.

Buddha

 

Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.
Osho

Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.
Mandy Hale

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.
Tony Schwartz

Pain will leave you when you let go.
Jeremy Aldana

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Something Better is Up Ahead in 2021! 30 Days of Letting Go: Day 19

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It’s important to practice good self-care during this process of letting go.  Giving away items, clearing out unhelpful thoughts from our minds, and changing habits and routines releases pent-up emotions that need to be cleared from our systems.

Here are things you can do to help yourself during this releasing process:

drink plenty of fluids

            Water, tea, infusions of water with herbs, water with fruit, water with spices

eat nutritious food

            Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, legumes, grains, etc.

eat at regular times

            Keep yourself fueled up!

breathe

            No special techniques needed.  Just pause periodically in your day and take slow full deep breaths then slowly exhale, expelling all the air—especially the stale air at the bottom of your lungs

movement

            Light exercise helps the body systems flush themselves.  No need to do strenuous exercise.  No need to spend hours exercising.  Gentle movements to music you enjoy can  be very restorative. 

sleep

Give yourself the gift of a full night’s sleep

earthing

            Spend time in Nature—even in your own yard.  Observe the birds and animals, enjoy the sky, listen to the sounds of the breeze

sitting in silence

            Whether you call it meditating, prayer, or quiet contemplation, taking short breaks throughout your day to tune inward and listen can be very restorative.

 

These are just a few self-care things you can do.  You may have other practices that aren’t listed here.  Perfectly fine.  If it helps you flush out the old from your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self, then it’s a good practice. 

Feel free to share in the comments below.  Thank you!

Something Better is Up Ahead!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren