So what do we do when we no longer overeat, overspend, overdrink, or overindulge in false pleasures? If you’ve ever done one of those little challenges where you stop watching TV for a week, or juice cleanse, or maybe stopped shopping for a month, you might have noticed how much more time you have in your day. What about when you stopped blaming someone else for your life? Did you find new mental space and clarity? What then?
I recently spoke to someone who was having a hard time letting go of the past and she said, “Well, if I don’t have this problem anymore, I don’t know what I’ll do with myself.”
That right there is the work of our lives.
Some people unconsciously hold on to negative patterns and behaviours because we have no idea what our purpose is and what we would do with our life without those distractions.
If you suddenly had all the free time and resources you needed to accomplish that dream of yours deep down inside, what would you do?
You might automatically think, “I don’t know.” But really try to answer. If you did know, what would it be?
I love weekends like these where the forecast is rain. It makes me stop all of my busyness and go within. What will I do with all this free time? What can I create? What can I learn? That’s how I want to live my life.
I want to take away all the distractions and listen to my inner wisdom, my true self.
Without all the time spent on thinking about what food I’m going to indulge in, what shows I’m going to binge watch or what stores I can mindlessly spend money in, my life opens up to new possibilities. Free time is abundant and readily available if we just remove our self-induced barriers to it.
The work I’m interested in is cleaning up all the negative thoughts so when we actually do stop and listen we don’t automatically run away and go unconscious again, afraid of all the junk we tell ourselves. It’s pretty simple process. Not easy, but simple.
- Stop, look, listen
- Clean up negativity
Take a moment this weekend to write out your thoughts, clean up the negativity, remove what no longer serves you, and begin to feel the free space.
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