Design Your Life 2018: Part III

Free Yourself

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Part 3 of the Design Your Life 2018 series is all about letting go. In parts one and two we solidified what we want out of life and where we’re trying to go. In order to manifest those desires there are some things that will need to be shed.

This part of the series is titled “free yourself” because we are going to do just that. Whether its a habit, a mindset about a certain thing, an unhealthy relationship, unfulfilling job, unnecessary debt, clothes you no longer wear, whatever! Before you walk into 2018 there are things that need to be severed, ended, and/or shed in order for you to move to the next level.

For some people it will be easy to identify the things that are simply taking up space in our lives, for others the discernment process takes a little more effort.

If you are having trouble getting clear on the things you need to let go of, the first thing you can do is revisit your lists from part one and part two and notice what things take up time or space in your life, but were not mentioned in your life visioning or personal mission statement. Chances are, in doing so, you’ll find some things you need to let go.

Another way to determine areas of your life that need pruning are to ask yourself questions: What are the things in my life that drain me? What are the activities I always dread doing? What are the tasks,places, or people that no matter what always leave me feeling negative? What are things that I typically forget about on a daily basis? What areas of my life are more complicated than they should be? What areas of my life have I wanted to make changes in for an extended period of time? Why has it taken me so long to make necessary changes/removals from my life? If I woke up and the biggest issues in my life were fixed, what would that look like?

For me personally, the things I need to let go of deal with my state of mind, because I struggle with a mentality of lack in many areas of my life. 2017 has been a year of transition for me and I have discovered, even with all the changes in my life, I find myself paying more attention to things I have not done or don’t have rather than being grateful for the present. Going into 2018 this is something I am focusing on ending, if you have similar struggles this exercise is perfect for challenging unhelpful thoughts.

Be on the look out for the finale: Goal Setting