Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reverb 10: December 5th: Let Go

This post is part of Reverb 10.

December 5 – Let Go.

What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

(Author: Alice Bradley)

I made great strides this year to let go of other people's behavior. It sounds so cliche and well...way more grown up than I feel--but it's true!

I've always heard people say that as you get older, you care much less about the petty crap. While it sounds nice, I always doubted my own personal ability to experience this. I am type-A to the max. I am sensitive, have high expectations for myself and others, and well...I *do* care about stuff. Even if I shouldn't.

This year, though, I made a wasn't in one moment but over several months this past Spring. I decided to stop wasting my time and energy caring about other people's problems, behavior, and issues.

Wow, that sounds so easy doesn't it? Well it hasn't been that pat, trust me. It is a daily process. But I have stuck with it. For about 7 months now, I've worked hard at taking care of myself and spend little energy worrying about other people's issues. It has been very freeing, and as I get better at it, I think my happiness will increase exponentially.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lena,

    You commented on my journal, so I thought I would check yours out as well :)

    The letting go of other people's behavior is something that I have been trying to do as well. It's hard not to get upset about other people's behavior sometimes!