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LGLWSM Newsletter 076 - Ringing Out the Crud, Ringing in the Good!
January 01, 2014
I don’t know about you but I will be so glad to move past 2013! It was a definite year of trials and tribulations for me especially. In fact, I can’t think of one person who didn’t hit a few bumps in the road (to put it mildly) last year…
Some of the events that unfolded last year were real mind benders, including a good friend who got into some really bad trouble. She turned to me to help her out, which I did without thinking. However, as the year unfolded, my feelings got hurt again and again.
It was during this past year that I made a very important and crucial decision about my life. If something’s not working, not bringing any positive returns, is creating mental fatigue and disappointment, then what purpose is it serving? The truth is that it’s not. I had to get very real with myself!
Slowly over the months of last year, I began mentally separating from my girlfriend of over 30 years. Our friendship has moved past the good old days and moved into something I don’t even recognize.
The fact is that she had failed me because of old expectations I had set.
Yet, I’ve been holding onto our friendship for years, hoping that it would magically go back to what it had once been. Of course, I discussed my feelings with her a dozen times and tried to get her to realize that she was losing me. She made her usual promises and time went by and nothing she ever promised happened.
At the same time, I turned to friends that I’d formed healthy relationships with, both online and locally. They kept me going and built me up and helped me turn things around!
As a new year rings in for you, I’d like you to consider doing the same. In order for human beings to move forward in a positive manner, you have to be willing to cut umbilical cords of the friends in your life that are bringing you down. If someone doesn’t uplift you, creates drama, seems self-centered, doesn’t remember things you’ve said, and makes you cry often, they aren’t worthy of your time nor your energy.
Here are a couple ways I’ve learned to help create a more positive experience!
Weeding OUT the Crud - Ringing IN the Good
However, if you memorize the lists and then don’t sleep well, you will remember the neutral and negative lists, but you remember 59% fewer positive words. This is because your brain interprets a lack of sleep as a threat to the central nervous system, then goes on high alert, scanning the world for additional threats, that is negatives.
However, when you are being still, you are listening... to inner thoughts.
Things that were most perplexing have a chance to become clear. That’s because you are giving your brain an opportunity to clear out the fuzzy stuff. (resentments, anger, pain, disappointment, ill feelings) I am now including regular meditation in my week and think it’s a great venue for helping to clean the slate.
It just so happens that every Friday I take a break from my work and go pick up my son from his work. While I’m on the road, its amazing to me how many new ideas just come flooding into my head! I have learned to keep a notebook in my car and write them down at the stoplights. Sometimes you have to step out from the same old same old to see new light. It really works!
Funny how life works that way.
Always remember that you alone are the master of your own destiny. Be patient, forgiving, and kind to YOU first. Be willing to make tough choices that help propel you into a better, healthier person. Surround yourself with people that love you and care about you. It’s a winning combination that will serve you well in the brand new year!
I am really looking forward to a great 2014! Hope you are too!
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