Wednesday, September 27, 2017

7 Things to Let Go of this Autumn

7 Things to Let Go of This Autumn — The Millennial Sprinkle

I feel like every time I write a post I have that same exact thought — time flies. YES, I am fully aware that this is me constantly stating the obvious cliché, but I just can't help it.

I keep thinking back to when we had 3 day holiday weekends in elementary school and that extra day meant a world of possibilities. Or when 10 days off for Christmas break was an actual eternity.

But as I get older, time just doesn't work the same. Does anyone else feel this way? There are never enough hours in a day to do everything I want to do and the second I get used to being one age, I'm one year older.

So, this season I've decided to slow things down and let go of everything that doesn't serve me.

"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go"

7 Things to Let Go of This Autumn — The Millennial Sprinkle

Here are some of the things we should all (especially me) drop this season:

1. Clutter
I'm going to be completely honest right now and say my email inbox is painfully disorganized and that is one thing I normally have sorted perfectly. Between my inbox and my closet, I will be decluttering a lot this season so I'm not drowning in my junk for the rest of the year.

2. Toxic energy
Bye bye, toxic everything! If there is someone or something in your life that's bringing you pain, confusion, or any negativity, cut the cord(s). Choose to prioritize the people and things that make you and your soul feel good and forget the rest.

3. Excuses
If you want to get something done, just do it. No more making up reasons why you can't/shouldn't or putting it off until tomorrow. Make a plan and get it done.

4. Unnecessary stressors
If there is something in your life that continuously causes you stress, why not get rid of it? It's really just taking up unwanted space in your mind and body and may very well be the root cause of those headaches, sleepless nights, and/or emotional outbursts. This is often much easier said than done, of course, but identifying the cause of your stress and taking the necessary steps to help yourself is vital.

5. Comparison
If you were unable to give this terrible habit a kick yesterday, last week, a month ago, or whenever you last compared yourself to someone else, you have to, have to, have to do it now. Yes, it is human nature to recognize the beauty in others, but you do not have to discredit yourself while doing so. My favorite quote goes like this: "What if we said: 'She's beautiful but so am I' instead of, 'She's beautiful and how do I measure up to her?'"

6. Self-doubt
Ding ding ding. This one may arguably be the most important one on the list. If you ever have one of those moments when you're like "Is this where I'm supposed to be?" or "What if I can't do it?", KNOCK IF OFF. Immediately. Seriously. You are exactly where you are supposed to be at any given moment and your path is defined by you and only you. Never doubt how you feel or what you want. You got this.

7. Saying "yes" to everything
I think it's safe to say we have all had at least one of those obligations we said yes to doing without actually wanting to do it. But why? If you don't want to attend, participate, do it, et cetera, then don't! Let's collectively stop feeling guilty for not doing things just because we don't want to.

What will you let go of this season?

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