Who of us have never gone through the experience of making major changes in our life? There are the many fears and doubts, along with questions like how, what, why now, is it the right time?
Change is a constant in life, we develop physically early on from a very miniscule cell into various sizes and shapes as a human being. Our psyche develops into a personality filled with likes, dislikes and beliefs. It is often the belief system that causes us to limit how we accept change and any different circumstances necessary in our life for progression.
Is there really a formula for letting go and accepting new things? Sure is! And yes I am going to share them with you briefly. Whether it is a new job, relationship end, or departure of a loved one remembering the stages of letting go can help you move forward.
The thought of my adult son growing up and moving away to start his life presented mixed emotions. I have read about empty nesters and the “parties” they threw in celebration of adult children leaving home for the final time. They revel in the celebration of no more college payments, their auto insurance premiums returning to the earth’s atmosphere and you actually get to shut down the laundry service you have operated for umpteen years! When the day came I found myself sad, avoiding the thought and the ever present thought am I ready to let go?
So where do we begin? The list below is the formula:
- First you decide it is time to start a new.
- Acceptance and acknowledging any discomfort changes will cause
- Don’t be a “blamer” it clouds your judgement and keeps you stuck
- Don’t hide from life
- Focus on the present look for joy in life
- Forgive yourself
The art of letting go is achieved through the practice of prescribed thoughts and behaviors until becoming an acquired skill for use over and over again in life events. Maintaining spiritual balance and belief in positivity once the six stages are complete is the daily affirmation that change is not an end but a beginning.
Thank you to all for taking time to read the blogs authored by me the ghost blogger for ISG. It has been my great privilege to share my thoughts, knowledge on wellness and encouragement along with humor with you. As I move to my next challenge the words above could not be more true. On to my new beginning and see you on the web! Thank you ISG for giving me the opportunity to write for you.