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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  1. It is SO important to let go of toxic energy! I agree with all of these. I'm trying to get myself to start meditating in the mornings to help clear my head and start the day off on a positive, relaxed foot and I hope it helps me let go of some unnecessary feelings or thoughts.

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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    1. Yes! I have heard such great things about meditating daily! Some of my friends use the Headspace app and say it's worth every penny! Nobody needs the negativity of anything toxic, so letting go of it is just so important. Let me know how meditating goes for you! I should definitely try it out, too! Thanks for reading, Kendal! xo

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  2. Something I've been working towards for a long time now is no longer saying yes to everything. It's my downfall and always have been. Maybe this fall I will finally master it!

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    1. I totally feel you on this. It's so hard not to feel like you have to do everything! But I've realized it's healthy to say no sometimes. I'm working on it, too :)

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  3. Wow I love your list. I definitely cut out the toxic energy in my life recently. Now I feel like my mind is at peace and I can move on with a lot of plans and goals I have for my life. One thing I do struggle with a lot is self-doubt and I'm still working on practicing not to do it.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you feel more at peace after getting rid of everything toxic! That's so so important! As far as self doubt, I totally get it! I doubt myself all the time and it's often tricky not to do, but it's absolutely something I'm working on as well :) Thanks so much for reading Felice! xo

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  4. I've been getting rid of toxic things and clutter in my life all year and it feels so good! Love the post!


    Hope // http://www.misshopeelizabethblog.com

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    1. This makes me so happy to hear! It’s amazing how much better we can feel when we get rid of the things that don’t fuel us! Thanks for reading, Hope! :)

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  5. I love this post so much. Good bye excuses. Good bye clutter. good bye negativity.

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    1. YES! Amen! Nobody has time for any of that!

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  6. This is great and so needed! There are a few things I want to change this season, and these would be a great way to start!

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    1. I’m so happy to hear it was helpful for you! Hope you get around to making some positive changes :) I know I will be making these ones my priority this season! Thanks for reading, Nina! :)

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  7. YAS! Love this post!!! I need to take some of this and apply it to my life, for sure.

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    1. Thank you!! You’re so sweet, Alex! I hope you find it useful :) xo

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  8. Yessss! I shared this exact quote on my blog, it's one of my favorites! I need to work on letting go of those Unnecessary stressors!

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    1. Yes!! It’s just too good not to share! I would love to check out your post if you could send me the link! :) Thanks so much for reading, Dominee!

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  9. Love this post. Fall is such a great time to start reflecting. I especially love decluttering in the fall. I find after busy summers the stuff seems to pile up. I appreciated you discussing stop staying yes to things. This is especially important as we move into the busy holiday season. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, Laura! Decluttering is absolutely one of my top priorities for the season. As for being able to turn things down and not feel guilty about it, you’re so right! With the holidays there are so many different things happening that we just couldn’t possibly please everyone. So important to prioritize! xo

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  10. Self freaking doubt! I can't even tell you how many times since I started blogging I have thought to myself that maybe I just can't be successful at it like everyone else. Maybe I just can't dedicate enough time to it,etc. I love all your points, but that one is definitely what I needed to read today! Thank you :)

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    1. Aww, JJ! I absolutely understand! I have those feelings all the time, but YOU GOT THIS! There is room for everyone to be successful :) It’s something I certainly have to work on letting go of - we all have our moments , you know? But I hope you can break the bad habit because I believe in you! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Yes to all of these!! One of my biggest things right now is getting rid of clutter. So many things I. Red to get rid off.

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    1. SAME! Times a million. I am surrounded by clutter because I keep trying to declutter and get rid of stuff, but the process of sorting through everything is making a huge mess. Once it's all done though and I can get rid of some stuff, I will feel so much better. Thanks for reading! xo

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  12. I definitely need to let go of making excuses and just get up and get going on my goals!

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    1. Girl, SAME! I added it to the list because I always make excuses or put things off because “what if...” BUT I’m going to change that :) Hope you do, too!

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  13. Learning to let go is so important to growing! I appreciate you giving this reminder!

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    1. Thank you so much, Candice! You’re so right! It really is a vital part of personal growth! Thanks for reading xo

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    2. I'm so happy for you and how much your life is about to change! This summer, I started letting go of things that didn't serve me. I feel like a new person. I hope that you will update us at the end of the season :)

      XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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    3. I'm looking forward to what's to come, for sure! Thanks so much for reading, SS! I'm so happy to hear that you were able to let things go this summer. Keep it up! :)

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  14. Yesss! I love that someone wrote a post like this, I defiantly need to let go of my self doubt!

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    1. Aw I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for reading, Megan Anne! I need to let that go, too! xo

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  15. Comparison is definitely something that's hard to let go of, but it's so unhelpful in life!

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    1. Truly... It's such a terrible terrible thing! And never does any good! Everyone needs to let go of it FOREVER hahah! Thanks for reading, Erica :) xo

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