December 2, 2014

Release.

Release: What unfinished projects from 2014 am you willing to release now? 
(Regret not required.)

Oh sweet release.
I am a project starter, an idea girl. Follow-through? Not my strong suit. Unless it's a project that I'm dedicated to, one that lives deep in my heart. I like the process, usually more than the end result, and will slowly (oh so slowly), work. Of course I do finish (some) things but I also, easily, give myself permission to let things go that don't tug at my heartstrings.

Over the past month or so I've been wound up tight, knowing that I have to exhale, release...something. Sweet release and surrender needs to happen in the people department. Projects? I can let those go, let those slide. People? No, never.

So, I decided to release....
*other people's happiness
*responsibility that is not my own
*worry, to the best of my ability
*fear that people are making a mistake
*anxiety over judgement
.........all of these things equal control and releasing control is the hardest thing for me to do. Ever. It is my goal. A goal that I will be working on forever. A goal that I will need to be reminded of often. A goal that I hope, with time and practice, will help me exhale.

You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.
Wayne Dyer




8 comments:

  1. Visiting from Reverb14 and love your thoughts on this prompt for today. I, too, am great at starting projects but they often quite a long time for completion, but I am learning to embrace that these days =)

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    1. And I think starting is so much more fun than the follow through required to finish! :)

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  2. What a beautiful list of things to release!

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  3. that is an awesome release!

    yes, it's so hard to stop trying to control everything. and i am a chronic worrier...i didn't think to put that in my post, i should have released my worrisome tendencies. i'll keep that in mind for a future post!

    loved this post!

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    1. It's an ongoing process that I don't know if I will ever be "good" at...so, I'm trying. Sometimes I think it's easier just to worry than to not. Work in progress. Good luck to you and your worrying tendencies.

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  4. Perfect! Or... even better: splendidly imperfect (i.e. human, grounded, real).
    xx

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    1. Thank you. I am so good at being imperfect.

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