Letting go is hard. It’s much easier to hold grudges, be negative and complain about the woes that you’ve been dealt. It’s a cycle, and it’s so hard to break.
I’ve had my own struggle with this concept. I’d be consumed with guilt about being obese, then binge to drowned my sorrows, then feel guilty about over eating, then binge. Even now, there are days when I don’t want to get out of bed so I blame the universe for bestowing such a hard life on me. Or, how about when I do something insanely awkward and I beat myself up for days thinking “this is what you should have done,” and “what’s wrong with you?”
Starting fresh is a new routine for me, and I really see a difference. I gain more positivity each day. There isn’t anything we can do about yesterday, so move on and have a better today.
I feel strongly that this concept can be applied to just about everyone during the holiday season (if not everyday!) Are you beating yourself up about indulging in the Christmas cookies yesterday? Stop. There’s nothing you can do. Eat better today, and move on. Did you have a moment of stress, and snap at your spouse or children? Don’t be consumed by guilt. Outshine that one second of negativity by making today memorable and positive. Today is a new day, a clean slate.
It is currently 9am as I write this, and I’m dead set on making today a good day. I’ve taken time for myself to blog, organized my plans for the day, and let go of yesterday.
What are you doing for yourself today? How are you letting go of yesterday? Let me know in the comments!
With healthy hearts,
Kate and the Kids.