Mindful Mondays: Letting Go

“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”

— Melody Beattie

Happy Monday!

This week, let’s focus on what we can let go of.

Mental decluttering and reducing stress are integral to good mental health, and they’re usually linked to external factors such as responsibilities, perceived obligations, and anything that makes you feel like you have to do it too.

Here’s the thing: You don’t.

First, write down everything that you need to do in the near future; Bills to pay, meetings to go to, tasks you’ve agreed to do, all of it.

Now, let’s try a simple meditation technique today: Simply sit still and focus on your breathing.

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Aim for 10 minutes of this activity.

Then, after completing the exercise, look again at the list and decide which of these you can cross off.

Sure, there will be some that must be done whether we like it or not. What is important to note, though, is that there are more things that don’t have to be on our To-Do Lists if we would just give them a satisfying strikethrough.

How much time have you freed up today?

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