Day 20 of simplifying my life – Letting go of heartbreak and past hurts

We all have been hurt before. Some hurts cut much deeper than others. Some of us are still carrying around hurts that happened many years ago. I know how this feels. In fact I’m experiencing it now.

Now I want you to take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Do this for 3 deep breathes. With each exhale, allow yourself to let go of the past hurts. Say,” I forgive you (insert name here)”. Feel the tension leave your body. This might take days, months or years but one day, you will realize you managed to let it all go.

Another method is to write a letter detailing why you felt hurt. Pour out all the anger & anguish into this letter. After you finish writing this novel (I kid I kid! πŸ˜› ), take it to the sink, pull out a lighter & burn it. As you watch the letter burn, allow your hurts, anger and anguish burn away.

Allow yourself to be free. To be free of the chains of hurt, anguish and anger that binds you. Be free.

Day 19 of simplifying my life – Facebook

Facebook. It’s doubtful that any of you reading this is unaware of the social phenomena that is Facebook. While I’m fully aware of the business opportunities that is presented by Facebook, I am debating deactivating my Facebook account.

Why?

  • It’s a time waster. How much time are you spending per day on Facebook just looking at what your friends are up to? Or posting what you’re up to?
  • It’s an illusion of friends. I don’t know about you but I have a ton of friends on facebook. But I only talk to perhaps 1% on a regular basis. The rest are merely voyeurs in my life & vice versa.
  • It’s freeing. I don’t know about you but I have this inner rebel. When the world goes gaga over Facebook, I want to just delete my account. πŸ˜›

Food for thought? πŸ™‚

Day 18 of simplifying my life – Gratitude

Gratitude. Such a simple word and yet how many of us practice this on a daily basis?

We often have many things to be grateful for. A loving family, a healthy body, wonderful friends, the list goes on and on. For those who are facing many challenges in their lives, there is always something to be grateful for. The attitude of gratitude will keep you positive in a world that seems so negative at times.

One way to remind yourself is to keep a gratitude journal beside your bed. When you wake up, write down 3 things you are grateful for. It can be as mundane as “I am thankful and grateful that I had a good night’s sleep.” Before you sleep, write down 3 things you are grateful for. In time, you will start seeing the goodness in your life & hopefully that will help you gain peace.

Day 17 of simplifying my life – Simplifying your friends

We all have some friends whom I term as toxic friends. These are friends that you feel worse about yourself and the world after spending some time with them. There are many reasons as to why we became and stayed friends with such people. At the risk of sounding callous, part of simplifying my life means cutting out such people from my life.

Less toxic friends = less stress, misery and negativity.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Day 15 of simplifying my life – Family

I’m very happy to report that decluttering my clothes have been a relatively successful venture. πŸ™‚ My ‘maybe’ jeans/casual pants box is down to 2 and I kept only 2 pairs so far πŸ™‚

I dropped off 2 bags of clothes at the Salvation Army with my parents and guess what? We came home with 5 bags of stuff 😦 My mom purchased 4 bags & I got 1 bag. Granted that 3 bags were stuff that I needed and was intending to buy elsewhere. That left me with 2 bags that wasn’t necessary at all.

That brings me to the heart of today’s topic. What if you are on this simplifying mission and your husband/significant other/parents/family are not?

I have come to the realization that you can bring a horse to water but you can’t force them to drink. You had an epiphany that brought you on this path of simplifying your life. But you can’t convince someone else to have an epiphany. They have to come to it on their own. The more you push, the more resistance you create. Hence I hope you will have the serenity to accept what is, lead them by example and hope that things will change one day πŸ™‚ Good luck!