Sunday, February 19, 2012

Update on My Word(s) of the year: Let Go

My Word of the year is "Let Go" - Yes I know it is really 2 words, but it is one idea so I am counting it! You can read about it HERE!
I thought I would share a little update on how it is going a month after the fact.   I have been trying to let go of: bitterness, control, judgement, and fear.  It is a constant battle with myself to remember to let go of these things. I have not been perfect but I do feel like it is better.

It is very freeing to let go of my bitterness and control.  Whenever I feel like I am getting worked up over something, I take a deep breath and say (or think) "I am letting go this year.  I am not getting all stressed about this!" For the most part this has been working.  Usually my attention goes back to what matters, my kids, husband, and home.  It is amazing to me that this little reminder has been enough... I should have done this a long time ago!  Things that use to get me all worked up in a tizzy are just mildly annoying now.  

But, like I said I am not perfect, nor have I arrived to my finish line!  I often times find myself saying "I am letting go this year, but..." and then continue to talk about how I am bitter/judgmental about something.  I do recognize it and I continue to self talk my way to letting go completely.  Baby steps, right?!

Letting go of my fear has been the most difficult thing so far.  I knew it would be.... it is something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember.  It is so hard to be a mom and not worry about my kids.  It is most difficult when I am falling asleep.  I have a hard time stopping my thoughts at night.  What I have done a better job at with my fear, is not letting it control my day.  I am able to move on and enjoy life!  I

How are you all doing with your words of the year?  Are you letting go of anything?   


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gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I'd like to tell you the fear gets better as they get older, but it doesn't. My baby girl is now almost 30 and happily married, and I still get panic attacks. As moms we have to learn to live with it. I'm glad you're working on it.
My word of the year is YES, and I've been giving it quite the workout in the short 6 weeks of 2012. Yikes! Taking me out of my comfort zone for sure.
enjoy your Sunday!

Unknown said...

powerful words, just wanted I needed to read today. It made a difference, thank you.

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