Day 26! I believe that I started doing the 30-day yoga challenged exactly when I was supposed to. Adriene’s messages line up with exactly what I am thinking or dealing with. Today’s message was about letting go of things that no longer serve a purpose. Also, today was another hard work out and I wasn’t getting some moves. As I said earlier, when I’m done this I am going to do 7 days of her current practice then redo these 30 days. I want to get better at the moves!
Back to the point. We all do this, I do this. Hold onto things or people that no longer serve a purpose in our lives. I was raised by a father who kept broken things around because one day he would fix it. Then the basement gets cluttered, my mom gets annoyed… well, guess what. I’M THE SAME WAY. To a certain degree. I will use things, even past their usefulness until they completely fall apart. Then I feel guilty about getting rid of them. I will keep books, clothing, etc, just in case. I will stay in friendships, even if they are unhealthy. Well… I used to. Last year, I started to change that, to get rid of things and people that no longer made sense. It’s a process and hard, but if we want to be happy, we need to do this. Sometimes we feel bad about it. Then Adriene says the words and you shake your head agreeing because somehow she knew exactly what you were suffering through.
Last night I had a lot of weird dreams. A few about a friendship I ended. I woke up feeling bad, wondering should I have given that person one more chance for the 99th time. Or was it the 100th time. I’m not sure, I’ve lost count. Then I did yoga. Then I reminded myself… that I’ve lost count. These thoughts, this guilt, no longer serves a purpose, so I’ve let them go. I have to. People are getting sick of hearing about it and I’m thoroughly sick of talking about it.
Right… there is a photo to talk about which somehow also goes hand in hand with letting go of things that no longer serve a purpose. That message is stand up for what you believe in. We are living in a time where we are seeing protests. Lots of protests. We’ve had enough and banding together in protest is a way to get our message heard. We need to learn from our Suffragette sisters. Do not back down until you get the solution you were looking for. Stand up for your beliefs and never, ever give up because you were told no!