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let go before 2014 ends

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

With the New Year coming, it’s time to do some cleaning and it isn’t your house that needs to be de-cluttered. It’s your soul that could use a little lightening.

When all of those toxic thoughts and emotions are clogging your mind, there isn’t any room for the good stuff. You need to clean out those negative thoughts and make room for new, exciting and positive emotions that will come in the New Year.

If you have been carrying around too much baggage then this cleaning is for you. Check out these 10 things to let go of so you can enjoy a happy, healthy 2015:

1. Jealousy is truly a green-eyed monster that fosters too many negative emotions. You have to let go of that jealousy and realize what you have is amazing and you don’t need to envy anybody else.

2. Self-doubt will make getting out of bed very difficult. You are a beautiful person and God loves you. Forget about the rest!

3. Guilt is a horrible burden to carry. Ask for forgiveness and move on. Don’t let it mire you down in the muck.

4. Painful emotional memories can hold you back from enjoying all that life has to offer. It is easy to get hung up on the pain and forget all about the good stuff that happens around you.

5. Anger is a dangerous emotion. It can make you physically and mentally ill. You have to let it go and embrace forgiveness or figure out a way to make a change that will leave you feeling less angry.

6. Feeling inferior in your group of friends, co-workers or in life in general is not warranted. You are just as deserving of love and respect and you must let go of those inferiority feelings and rise up.

7. Feeling trapped can quickly lead to negative emotions. If you feel like you are stuck in a relationship, job or other situation; pray and make plans to get out.

8. Feeling insecure all the time is a lot of stress. Let go of the insecurity and remind yourself you are good at your job or you are in a loving relationship.

9. Being afraid of the future or the unknown can hold you back. Embrace the future and trust in your faith to carry you through.

10. Regret will leave you stuck in the past. Let it go. You may have made a wrong decision, but it is over. It is time to move forward. Accept what happened and learn from the mistake. You are human!

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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