Letting Go… Again
Posted by Diana Murdock
There are so many ways to say it and it all boils down to choice.
Us or Them. Ultimate Joy or Ultimate Misery. Yin or Yang.
I’ve recently had to let things go in a few areas of my life, because the energy coming in didn’t come close to what was going out. I had sped through Burnout City and crashed into the Major Deficit Dump. And that was just physically. Mentally I’d gone into autopilot mode, not fully experiencing anything on any level.
Last summer, I’d first written about taking it all on, making myself miserable in the process, and how it affected me. I’m very skilled at filling up my minutes with activities or people or obligations, but not so skilled at releasing them once it no longer serves me or weighs me down.
And making the decision to walk away hurt. A lot. There were things that had been a part of me for months that had become embedded under my skin. I hadn’t even recognized it as being separate from me.
But as much as it hurt to close the door on some relationships, to permanently or temporarily cross events off my social calendars, and to readjust my goals, the result for me was absolute relief. I’m not up there in the frenzy of the mosh pit anymore, and because of that, my priorities have taken on new life.
As certain as I am that this was the best choice for me, I’m equally certain I’ll find myself back in the same predicament in a few months from now. Letting go of the old stuff allows the new to flow back in, which will more than likely create backlog. Then the shedding process will start all over again. That’s just one of the laws of nature – the law of my nature.
How about you? Do you find yourself taking on more than you should? At what point do you draw the line? Is there a line at all?
About Diana MurdockCalifornia-grown, writer of contemporary and YA paranormal with enough energy to write, raise two boys, run, and dream.
Posted on February 1, 2013, in Life Lessons, Personal, Relationships, Social Media, Uncategorized and tagged Diana Murdock, Diana Murdock's blog, goals, happiness, health, letting go, priorities, sanity. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.