Mindful Living: Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Mindful Living: Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Happy New Year! Here’s to another wonderful year of good health and mindful moments. And the best bit of all is that every day from now until the end of June just gets longer and lighter, getting more sunshine into our bodies.

It also means we have more time to spend outside and can perhaps fit a few extra healthy activities in, to breathe the fresh air, boost our endorphins and make us feel great. You see, looking after ourselves does not mean inflicting strict rules and regimes that makes us miserable and deprive us of the things we love, instead, we’ve got to love the things we choose to do and if you’re not loving it then let it go.

And although this is a great time to talk about new habits and thought patterns, the hardest thing could be dropping the old habits that no longer serve us.

“When you are unattached, you have inner freedom. You have no investment in a particular outcome, and so you do what is necessary in the moment. You explore every option and are receptive to all new information. You do all that you know to do, and then trust, because you have no attachment to either the result or how the result is produced,” writes Charlene Belitz and Meg Lundstrom in The Power of Flow: Practical Ways to Transform Your Life with Meaningful Coincidence.

The New Year offers you the same lifeline, a great time for reflection and self-awareness, to let go of anything which is taxing you mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Letting go of things which do not serve brings a sense of satisfaction. You will notice the inner reward that comes to you when you are doing things which bring you happiness and joy, that you will no longer attract toxic or negative situations.

Next month, look out for some suggested practices that you can easily adapt into your lifestyle.
With love,
Becky x

Experienced Yoga Teacher, Chanting Stork Yoga