It’s easy to wake up feeling good and like you’re off to a fresh start before something happens to break your stride. You spill your coffee, forget something at home, or get stuck in traffic. Without your noticing, irritation creeps in and gradually, your mood and how you view and handle the rest of your day are affected.
To top it off, you’re now wondering why you feel more anxious and weighed down than usual about your day ahead. You run through in your mind your schedule of appointments and things to do.
A recurring theme in my latest blogs is the idea of letting go, and how it can unburden and improve your life.
When you raise your awareness of the present, you bring back the positivity that makes you feel peace, freedom, and happiness.
Read on to learn how simply letting go of 3 common things can help anyone maintain the kind of positivity that gives you strength, focus, and enjoyment in life:
(1) Stop taking things personally
This is based on the idea that things don’t happen to you, they just happen. Taking things personally can be distracting to your perception and cloud your judgment. When you let go of taking things personally, you are letting go of a ‘victimhood’ consciousness that can free you from feeling as though things are working against you.
(2) Trade lower emotions for higher ones
Emotions are energy, and the emotions you carry are the energy you put out into the world. Like all energy, like attracts like. This means that whatever you’re feeling, you’re going to attract more of. So when you indulge in lower emotions like shame, guilt, anger, and fear, you attract that energy into your reality. You always have the options of choosing to neutralize lower emotions by letting go of attachment to them, and exchanging for them higher emotions like joy, peace, and willingness.
(3) Stop taking on other people’s problems
Unburden yourself by hanging around people who bring you up, not down. There’s a saying that you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Energy and thoughts can blend and calibrate in a group environment, which helps to explain why being in large crowds may drain your energy.
Limit your exposure to toxic people who are always complaining about their problems, or their problems with the world. They weigh you down through diluting your good energy with their negative views. If you are surrounded by people who are constantly negative and judgmental, your thoughts and reality will reflect that.
You don’t necessary have to implement these three things to an extreme — it’s not always possible to completely eliminate all negative influences. But, it’s amazing how simply minimizing your exposure to these three things can cause significant shifts in your life. You may find yourself feeling more energized, more motivated, happier, lighter, and more focused in your everyday life.
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Here’s my recent vlog where we go for a coffee chat to talk more on the subject of people and “vibes”: