OK so it’s not actually spring anymore, but the summer holiday is the best time to actually get this stuff done! Our house and yard hasn’t looked this tidy since, well last summer… and there’s still more left on my summer to-do list.
Throughout the process I’ve found all sorts of clothes, books, and other items that have been used up, outgrown, or become outdated. Largely this is because they no longer align with my ideals, values or mindset for whatever reason, and now they sit gathering dust in various corners and cupboards. At some point in the past, these items were here to serve a purpose and a goal that has either been achieved, forgotten, or discarded.
Having this stuff around, it is a constant reminder of those old values and ideals, and old thoughts that are no longer of value to have at the forefront of my mind. This clear-out will not only give a sense of satisfaction at having such a tidy home and yard, but will also serve as a mental clear out of these old mental associations that no longer serve me!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want or need dusty old goals taking up space in my house or my mind, so I say let’s get rid of all these old and outdated mental associations! Let’s bring in new items that align with new goals, new heights, and assist us in getting to where we want to be!
Keep pushing forward!
If you browse any bookshop, you’ll find the books broken up by categories. Where would your story be displayed? Romance? Action? Poetry?
Would it even be displayed at all? Or would you rather it be tucked away somewhere the back where people can’t make passing judgements on your cover?
Does it make you uncomfortable to think about it? If the answer is yes, then your probably not writing your true story. It’s not coming from your heart.
The good news is, that you can change your own story at any time! You may not have had any control over where it started, but you can choose where you want to go next.
Don’t be a reader in your own story. Take control. Be the Storyteller.
This might seem like I’m dwelling on the past, but I am of the opinion that it is never too late. Your inner child is still in there. If it needs healing, why not tell it what you would have liked or needed to hear all those years ago? Who knows, it might just be what you needed to hear now as well…
To get you thinking, here are the top 10 things that I would tell a 10 year old Laveena:
- Actions speak louder than words, trust your gut
- Speak up, your opinion matters as much as anyone else’s
- Love yourself completely and unapologetically
- Do what makes your heart sing, because you only get one shot at this life
- You have immeasurable value to contribute to the world, don’t let anybody tell you what you’re worth, or what you’re capable of
- It’s OK to say no… to EVERYONE. You do not have to accept bad behaviour from people just because they are related to you
- Laugh as often as you can, especially at yourself
- Try everything, even if it’s scary
- Treat every obstacle as an opportunity to learn something new, and to see what you’re made of
- Heavy metal will change your life
So what would you tell yourself?
I’m always curious when I hear someone say TGIF, as if the weekend will always be the best part of the week.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had good weeks and awful weeks, but I’ve also had rough weekends.
My point is, should we be thankful it’s Friday, or shall we just decide to be thankful for every day, each with it’s own highs and lows, victories and challenges?
I know which option I prefer…
Have a fantastic day!