There's Always More Shit To Let Go Of
THERE’S ALWAYS MORE SHIT TO LET GO OF
LETTING SHIT GO AGAIN - You probably knew this was coming. We spent time getting into our bodies, learning what feels good and beginning to observe how other people’s energy and the things surrounding us affect us. Now it’s time to explore the possibility of reducing contact with or cutting out completely anyone that doesn’t make us feel good.
In my experience, it’s easier to identify and let go of people who haven’t been in our lives as long. But sometimes the people who affect us most are the ones we’ve known for a long time, and it’s the easiest to make an excuse for them to stay because you know so much about them, you care for them deeply and you know why they are the way they are - it’s easy to be compassionate and empathetic towards them because you know them so well.
This week we are going to focus on reducing our interaction, or taking space from people who don’t make us feel good. I don’t care why you know them or how long you’ve known them, if they are not adding to your life in a positive way, take some space. You can either choose to tell them you’re taking space, or you can take some space yourself. It doesn't mean it has to be the end forever, but for anyone on your list that didn’t match the same words from the feel good exercise, it’s time to take some space, clear out the energy & get some clarity.
Letting Go Of The Shitty People In Your Life
Let some shit go and don’t engage with anyone that doesn’t make you feel good. (We know there will be some exceptions for work people, that you will have to encounter, but we know there’s probably a lot you can do with this, too).
Make space for yourself and a conscience choice of who you spend time with this week.
On the other side, think of people that make you feel fucking great and let them know! Send them a handwritten note/ call them / text them.
Write down the names of everyone you interacted with this week and answer the following questions:
How did you feel knowing the interaction was coming?
How did you feel after interacting with them?
Take a look at the list we made in Week 3 and be prepared to let some shit go.
Who can you choose to spend less time with that don’t make you feel good?
Who can you spend more time with that does make you feel good?
Is anyone so toxic that you should actually drop them completely?
What boundaries or changes can you make to surround yourself with people who make you feel inspired, empowered, beautiful, appreciated?
STOP HANGING OUT WITH SHITTY PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE YOU’VE KNOWN THEM FOR A LONG TIME. They don’t get to have all of the excuses you make for them all the time.