Let It Go

No it’s about Frozen.

Although that is what we all think of now when hear this expression.

I can’t even say the words without singing them.

You try…

But

There is something to be said about letting go.   It’s freeing.   There really is just something cathartic about letting it all go.   Getting rid of the negative energy that clutter ensues in our lives and minds.   Getting rid of the things that are no longer useful and most importantly getting rid of the things that no longer make us happy.   It is never an easy task to let go, but it is an important one.    All our lives we are taught the importance of holding on, but we are never taught the art of letting go.   There is a time and place for each of these in our lives and it is important to know when it is time to do which one.

Holding on although not easy really is easier than letting go.   Letting go can sometimes seem like a failure or giving up and even a little scary.   When in reality, letting go can open us up for opportunities that we would miss if we were holding on tightly to the things that we no longer need.   Letting go is hard.  Letting go requires the willingness to change which is also never easy.   It requires the willingness to admit that something just isn’t working.  Letting go can be painful, but letting go is part of life and the journey we must take.

There are many reasons why we have to admit that it is time to let something and sometimes someone else.   Each of us has to make our own decisions on when is the right time.   When that time comes though, you just have to run with it.  This past weekend, I literally cleaned house.   I went through kitchen drawers, cabinets, and even my pantry.    I’m not sure what came over me, but I just went with it.   By the time I was done, the garbage was overflowing and I had 3 boxes filled with donations.   By the end of the day, I felt exhausted but at the same time accomplished.

Although this was a huge task, it was much easier than the times that I’ve had to “let go” of people in my life.   Not due to hatred.   Not due to anger.   I just needed to let go because they were not good for me.   Letting go is painful, but it is necessary.   You reach a point in your life when you realize that life is short.   Life is too precious to waste on people who are negative, who tear you down instead of build you up, who no matter how low you set the bar disappoint you.    It is never easy, but it is necessary.  Sometimes we are the ones holding ourselves back and we need to let go of the negative energy that we create ourselves.

It took me a long time to start my fitness journey because of my own negative energy.  When I got out of my own way, it was amazing to see the things that I could actually accomplish.  We must learn to let go of the things that hold us back.   We must let go of preconceived notions of who we are and what we can accomplish.   Once we let go, we realize that it was the negative thoughts that keep us from striving for things we imagined out of our reach.   Nothing is out of our reach.  Sometimes we focus on the wrong things.   Sometimes we miss the signs that we need to change our routines, our goals, and our expectation.   Sometimes we need to adjust.

Mr Rogers as always sums it up best….

Mr RogersJ

Life is ever changing.

Goals are ever changing.

Never stop moving foward

and

Never give up!

Are you good about letting things go?

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