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We’re already ankle deep in our new year, new me lifestyles, and I wanna talk about how I said yes, to a more positive mindset. Near the end of the year I started reflecting a lot on both the people around me, and myself. It seemed that the combination of holiday stress and mercury “being in retrograde”, brought out a lot of negative vibes–and while rehashing the past year, everyone was hyper focusing on the crappy parts. It started to make me wonder:
Why do we hold on to the things that negatively impact us?
I think there’s something familiar about things that hurt us. We already know where the thorns are located, so it feels comfortable to focus on the painful moments.
[clickToTweet tweet=”When we already know where the thorns are located, it’s easy to revisit things that upset us.” quote=”When we already know where the thorns are located, it’s easy to revisit things that upset us.”]Y’all, I’m not sure if it’s a Taurus characteristic or what, but I’m a dang grudge holder. If you upset me 5 years ago, I probably still think on it and get mad–because it’s easy. Frankly, it starts to feel like I’m visiting an old friend when I sit back and stew over sour moments. That anger is easy, and the unknown of letting go is hard. Why though?
Because letting go of things that hurt us feels like we’re “giving up” control. It feels like someone has won one over on us, and damn if we want to give them the satisfaction. This is my hurt, and I paid for it, right? Wrong y’all.
I had a lightbulb “Moment of Yes!” when I started questioning “why the heck am I giving anything the pleasure of taking up space in my head rent free”!? I realized that if I took a more positive outlook on things, deciding to let go of what upset me wasn’t giving up, it was taking control of the narrative. That choosing to no longer sit with this bitterness inside of me showed that nothing could hold me down. That doesn’t mean that I have to forgive and forget; it just means I’m meant for much bigger things!
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