Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Grab Your Scissors

In keeping with the No Complaining Challenge that I think we should all participate in, I want to present you an option - GRAB YOUR SCISSORS!

That's right, it's necessary to cut some things and some people out of your life in order to enhance your positivity. It's said that negative people can add to feelings of sadness and depression and who needs that in their life.

I would suggest that you check in with yourself from time to time and figure out who/what needs to be in your life and what needs to be out. It's not an easy process, by any means. Sometimes, you'll probably feel guilt or some other negative emotion related to doing so, but, in the end, for your positivity, not to mention, your sanity, you have to do what's best for you.

What I would suggest you do is get a pen and paper and start making a list of the people in your life that give you the most grief, complain the most, always have something negative to say, don't support your business, etc. That's a good place to start, but I also want to be clear - cutting people out of your life doesn't change the way you feel about them. It just says that you're going to care about them from a distance and not give them cart blanche to interfere in your life/business/thoughts.

The next thing would be to take inventory of the things around you - the things that you complain about, that get in the way, that immensely annoy you, but you keep around anyway. Start getting rid of those things as well.

For some people, this process is going to be longer and harder than it will for others. That's ok. You work at the pace that best suits you as long as you're committed to getting it done.

In the end, you're going to feel lighter, you're going to see things differently and you're going to have more room/time to appreciate the good things in your life without spending so much time/energy focusing/thinking about the negative things.

Do you have a process for evaluating your life and cutting things out? I'd love to hear from you in the comments. Additionally, if I can offer you any support on this journey, I'd love to hear from you as well.

Snip! Snip!