July 26


Letting Go — Is it Time?

By Sue Ingebretson

July 26, 2010

choice, Choosing, Exercise, habits, Nutrition, Stress

I’ve had a month of personal situations where I was torn between holding on, and letting go. Maybe you’ve been there too? Sometimes, the kindest thing we can do is to let go, yet our natural impulse is to resist and dig in our heels.

Letting go doesn’t have to conjure up negative thoughts. Letting go of your pre-schooler’s hand over the threshold to Mrs. Kirby’s purple room is a good thing. Letting go can be a blessing and bring comfort.

If you’re looking for a reason to re-frame or change unhealthy habits, begin here. This might be a good time to take a look at a half dozen good reasons to Let Go!

Good Reason #1: Because poor food choices are holding you back from improved health

Good Reason #2: Because choosing TV over exercise denies you the opportunity to strengthen and tone your body

Good Reason #3: Because stress and unhealthy relationships are stealing joy, peace, and calm from your life

Good Reason #4: Because you’re tired of being sick and tired

Good Reason #5: Because what you’ve been doing isn’t working and you’re ready for change

Good Reason #6: Because you realize you deserve better health, and you deserve it now!

Go ahead, what are you waiting for?

  1. Thanks. Great advice and look at why we cannot motivate ourselves sometimes.

    Why do we resist and hold onto that which we do not wish to continue? Is it easier than the pain to make the necessary changes? Is it fear of failure? Or in case of weight loss, are we holding on to thinking we cannot eat our favorite foods?
    I smoke and have quit many times, but so far have been unsuccessful in quitting for good. Obviously I deserve better health, and due to fact smoking causes me shortness of breath and poor blood flow – it should be easy.
    However, I know it is going to be difficult. So I need to bite the bullet and get past the difficult and make choice for my health and save money as well. Why am I stuck??

    I think we need one more step in reprogramming our brains – to act as though we have already achieved possibly?

    Thanks for getting me thinking on how to get to the next step.

  2. Hi Sue,
    That’s such a pretty picture of you! Well….. I have been trying to let go more and more. A lot of my struggle with that is because I “HAVE TO”, meaning I have to work and do all the physical things I do because of my family that counts on me and I have to earn a living and have no other choice. With that said, I have cut back and have taken on the attitude that, what happens, happens. With the economy being the way it is, I have been slow with work and I have taken advantage of that extra time to listen to my body and take it easy. Due to being tired , I have not spent the time with my friends that I would like but try to do what i need to do to feel better.

  3. Clarissa, Thanks for the nice comment about my pic. I appreciate it. It definitely sounds like you’re on the right track, too. Learning to listen to your body is a BIG lesson. Wellness will surely follow 😉

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