Now today is New Years Eve; a time where we think of resolutions
and have high hopes that this next year we will make the changes
necessary for us to be the ‘us’ we’ve always visualized being.
Remember to not be so hard on yourself because it is when we
fail that we learn the most about life and ourselves. If everyday
was a peach we would live a linear existence, which in and of
itself, may end up being very unsatisfying. Living life as a
perfectionist has made me very self abrasive; which resulted
in so much self defeating behavior and self talk. I would never
speak to anyone else in my life the way I spoke and continue to
speak to myself.
A wise woman-my student teaching mentor-told me something
so memorable after my worst day teaching. I was in tears and
exasperated and she was smiling. She said “let’s talk about your
lesson today.” I responded by saying, “It was horrible, the worst
one ever, they were so out of control.” She responded saying that
it was fabulous and we talked about how I could change things the
next day to overcome those problems. It was as though the world
just opened up and I started to see problems as challenges that were
set in place to help me grow and learn as a person. I think that has
helped me teach my young students to also embrace mistakes and
failure rather than seeing them as hopeless and insurmountable.
Today’s focus will be centered around Letting Go of the past and
This morning when you wake up, think about something
significant in your life that has been weighing you down.
What would your life look like if you let that thing go?
Morning Meditation: Jason Stephenson-Youtube-Letting Go
Journal Entry: Write about a time when you let go of something
that was damaging to you. How did you find the strength to let go of it?
What changes occurred in your life afterwards? Now what currently is
holding you back? How can you find the strength to let go of that and
what would your life look like after the change occurs?
Music to Inspire and Guide you in Letting Go:
Pandora Journey-Youtube: 2 Hours of Epic Music:
Create: Write a poem about what things you need to let
go of. Free write using a stream of conscious style: this is a
style where you just write for 20 minutes without censoring
Here is a sample poem from Rebelle Society.Com
Self Care: Declutter Your Life-Cleanse your life of any activities
or obligations that are keeping you stagnant or holding you back.
Remember, you have the right to say NO! The more you practice
saying this tiny yet powerful word the more free you’ll become.
Consider each obligation and activity and ponder whether it
is necessary or is adding more weight to your already full life.
When you purge, you leave room for something new and exciting.
30 Minutes of Physical Activity: Renee’s 30 minute Pilates Class
Letting Go: Lama Choedak Rinpoche-Youtube-Dharma Teachings
How to Let Go and Move to the New: Youtube-Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)-He has
so many inspired and uplifting videos on his youtube channel! You will see more
here for sure.
Evening Meditation: Mindful Marin-Lori Granger LMFT-Youtube
Enjoy Your Process
Happy New Year
Peace, Love & Namaste