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Letting Go For 2009!
I'm proclaiming 2009 to be "The Year of Letting Go" at A New View! I'll be challenging all of us—me included!—to let go of that which no longer serves us. Think about the sense of freedom, lightness, spaciousness and accomplishment you'll begin to experience over time! Holding on to old habits, material stuff, thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve you only act to weigh you down. Life feels heavy and burdensome. It's time to let go, lighten up and breathe!
My approach to letting go is one of compassion, acceptance and non-judgment. This is crucial. You won't be making resolutions or even setting goals. This process is about an unfolding of your spirit, a gentle awakening, as you move toward a place of peacefulness and resolution. This isn't a race to be finished or something to be attained by the end of the year. Instead, it's the beginning of a soul journey and acquainting yourself with your true essence.
The A New View Effortless Organizing Letting Go Process all begins with a simple recognition, observation and honesty. Ask yourself, "What is it that is no longer serving me?" Then, "What will I commit to changing?" When awareness and commitment are combined, change is not far behind. Then you need to step back and become the "Perfect Observer", a place of curiosity, wonderment and openness. Observe yourself as you would a small child. Simply notice and choose a different thought or action.
What do you need to let go? Is it a closet full of unworn clothes? Some old discarded furniture or magazines? Or maybe it's an unsatisfying job or relationship. Maybe it's an old habit or pattern or a belief system that no longer serves you. Do your thoughts tend to overwhelm you and create a negative perspective? Whatever it is you need to let go, make a list—I recommend no more than six things on your list at once. Then prioritize the list from easiest to most difficult. Start with the easiest to let go first.
Someone once told me, "Maggie, plodders succeed." So I let go of "trying to make something happen". That's what this process is supposed to be, easy does it! You can enjoy the ride and find success!
Let me know how you're doing and as always feel free to contact me for support.
Happy Letting Go!
posted on: 1/8/2009 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.