If you were to look around you and take stock of your life and surroundings, would you be happy with what you saw or would you feel unduly burdened with a whole lotta stuff?
This could be physical stuff like clothing or old dishes. It could be emotional stuff, like anger or hurt. It could be mental stuff, like limiting beliefs or old stories of who you are or were. It could be digital, like old emails or that person you're friends with on Facebook who complains all day long. It could even be spiritual, in the sense that you're hanging on to a practice that doesn't serve you anymore.
Whatever the stuff is, it's okay to let go of what isn't serving you.
All you really have to do is give yourself permission. And then ask yourself the following questions:
- What purpose does this serve?
- How does it make me feel?
- What's the worst thing that could happen if I let it go?
- What would I create space for by letting it go?
Your answers may surprise you.
Here's to letting go of what no longer serves you, and having more insight into why you're hanging on to the things you keep.
And if you need a little extra nudge to get working, here are those 4 questions in worksheet form to help you take stock of what's working, what's not, and why.