This is one of the times that I will reference my faith as I write about a topic. I think you will find the article interesting and helpful, regardless of your religious background, if you stick with it!
Are you ready to experience a breakthrough in your level of happiness in life?!
I am VERY excited to share with you one of the three things I recently mentioned that has made a big difference in my being able to enjoy life. I just know that it can do the same for you, if you give it a try. It is “let go”.
Letting go has been one of the most incredibly transforming things in bringing about happiness in my life. Not just happiness, but peace and contentment also. You see, before I learned to “let go”, I was in this crazy emotional hamster wheel where I was rolled to and fro by my circumstances. My circumstances and my interpretation of them dictated to me how I was going to feel on any given day, at any given moment. And any person who has lived for any amount of time knows that circumstances are as fickle as the weather and basing your happiness on them is a recipe for feeling miserable.
What I do NOT mean by “let go”…
You should know that, by “let go” I DON’T mean no longer caring about your life or having a fatalistic mentality. I don’t mean that you go along with everything that happens to you and never try to make changes, that you never set goals, or that magically everything in your life will just work out without you putting in any effort. We still are responsible for our lives.
It’s about surrendering what we can’t control
What I DO mean by “let go” is surrendering control of things in life that you have no control over anyways and not allowing yourself to respond negatively when things don’t go your way. To not be a control freak. To not be consumed by worry and anxiety. To release those unrealistic expectations you place on yourself that zap you of emotional energy and ultimately your happiness. To relinquish this false notion that your happiness is a destination. That if only __________ would happen, then finally you would be happy.
My life the roller coaster
In years gone by, I would walk around all day, every day, completely controlled by my circumstances, wearing my emotions on my sleeves, looking for approval and validation from the people around me. During those years it didn’t take Continue reading