I’ve got a question for you.
I want you to close your eyes for a moment and think hard about this before you answer.
What would you do if you had ZERO restraints?
Absolutely no bullshit weighing you down.
No guilt. No fear. No negative thoughts telling you that you suck.
What would you do if you felt so energized that you were actually able to get up and go for that early morning jog that’s been on your list of “should dos” for years? What would you do if you felt so awake and inspired that you were finally able to launch that dream biz that you’ve been envisioning since you were twelve? What would you do if you felt SO wild and free that you found yourself consistently smiling without even realizing it because your heart is so damn happy and light?
Hold that thought.
Each of your thoughts and feelings is a pillow. Now imagine yourself sitting on the floor in a room. Every time you have a negative thought or emotion a pillow gets thrown into the room. Maybe you’re having more than you’d like lately. This process continues until you’re completely sandwiched between pillows (And they aren’t the cute Joanna Gaines-style kind).
How do you feel? Getting a little crowded? Claustrophobic?
That’s what I thought.
If your room is filled with pillows aka negative thoughts, unnecessary anxieties, and relationships that have long outlived their time, you will have little space to breathe. Unless you learn to toss these pillows to the curbside, you will inevitably suffocate.
Suffocation sounds pretty terrible, doesn’t it?
There’s Good News
The good news is that you can clean the mother effing shit out of your room. You can toss as many pillows out the window as you desire. It’s YOUR choice to release the things that no longer serve you so that you can free up space for all the magic that you are meant to live.
With the start of the new year, it’s tempting to get a move on the exciting stuff like goal-setting and planning for the awesome future, but I cannot emphasize this enough:
You’ve got to clean your room before the party.
So what do you think? Are you ready to say “peace out!” to the pillows that are cramping your style and march into 2018 feeling energized, alive, and fucking fabulous? Stay tuned for my January blog series on the art of letting go. In the meantime, comment below and let me know one thing you cannot WAIT to ditch in the new year!
The process of letting go will not be easy, but I have 100% faith in you, and I can’t wait to see what beauty and magic surfaces once you ditch the unnecessary bullshit and create adequate s p a c e.