my new year, new me, moment of Yes!

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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.

When we already know where the thorns are located, it's easy to revisit things that upset us.Click To TweetY’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, rightWrong 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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5 Comments

  1. Sarah Belanger January 29, 2018 / 10:45 am

    “…Deciding to let go of what upset me wasn’t giving up, it was taking control of the narrative.” <- This. YES! It makes such a difference when you choose your attitude and outlook and take control.

  2. Carolyn West January 29, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I am known for holding grudges forever… they are so hard to let go of, but definitely so important. #client

  3. Mila Buckley January 29, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    These look really delish! I’m trying to say yes to more things and be less afraid of the things I think I’m afraid if. It feels good to let go!

  4. Justine Y @ Little Dove January 29, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Great post! It’s so easy to focus on the negative things in our lives and have a hard time letting go, but it’s so important! We’re not doing anyone any favors )including ourselves!) by holding onto anger and resentment!

  5. danielle January 30, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Love that your focusing on the positive! Life is too short not too!

    danielle

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