This week in my series taking care of mommy Monday I am learning to let go of negativity. Letting go of this negativity and other people’s opinion’s has changed me in the best way possible.
I have always found pride in the fact that I don’t let people’s opinion of me effect me. But every once in a while I find myself in a situation where I do let someone’s opinion of me bother me.
Recently I was involved in an incident where someone shared their true opinion of me. I let their opinion effect me in such a negative way.
I held onto that negativity for way longer than I should have. And I have to admit, I was kind of obsessing over it.
One day while having a conversation with my husband (like the 150th one, by the way) about said incident, my husband just straight up asked me: why are you holding onto this for so long?
The light bulb went off right then and there. He was right, which I really hate to admit!
It was time to let go of it and all the other negativity holding me back.
I found the above quote when I was looking for one to make into a pretty graphic for my weekly newsletter. (You can sign up to get quotes and other tips for taking care of mommy every week up top!) This quote could not be any more true.
Another light bulb went off when I read this.
After I made that choice to let go of negativity all the things weighing me down, beautiful things started happening.
I wont go into to much detail about these wonderful things that are happening, because I will include them in next weeks post. But, just know they are beautiful and they are happening.
And right now is when we need them the most.
Funny how that happens, huh?
I have to also had that I have still been putting a bit more focus on me this last week. Like I said in last weeks post, I have found a new love for putting myself together for the day. Now I don’t do it everyday, but it has become more part of the norm.
My kids aren’t asking me if we are going somewhere if I get dressed or put a little make up on anymore.
This, I think, is called progress.
Thanks for stopping by this week. Have you been putting more effort into yourself this week? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to connect. Also, share with me the results of learning to let go of negativity in your life. I am always looking for some inspiration.
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