I started out with this outfit solely to just throw something on and be present for a Monday. I actually think that I accidentally grabbed it in a pile of stuff from my mom’s the last time I was home to visit (sorry mom). But, for a Monday with little motivation, it would do. Plus, I am pretty sure it’s one of my dad’s old shirts and when you miss your dad every single day, nothing he wore is considered out of style, right? 🙂
When I added this blingy necklace (that I got for the crazy low price of $5) and threw on my booties, I suddenly fell in love with what I was wearing today. Add in some great hair and a refreshed attitude and you have yourself a pretty snazzy lady today! Then, as per usual, the voice of doubt showed up. Today, it wanted to make me think twice about bling and plaid and should I really be wearing these booties with my big legs/ankles. Thankfully, it didn’t stay around long once I replied with “I don’t need you”.
That got me thinking, what else do I not need. I mean, it’s one thing if I need to hear a voice of reason when I’m being ridiculous (although, as we have established, plaid and bling are not ridiculous). It’s a completely different thing if the voices are a constant chipping away at you. I took a quick inventory and decided to make a list of what I don’t need these days. You should take inventory too! What’s on your list?
1. I don’t need negativity in any form. None. Zero. Whether it comes from my own head or from the voice of others, it cannot be allowed. Does it happen anyway? Sure. But, it’s up to me to nix it at the first breath of it.
2. I don’t need to compare. I cannot get tied up in caring what another girl looks like, how pretty and seemingly perfect an ex’s new girlfriend is, or if someone else looks like they have it all together. I often get mad that I seem to require so much work on myself. Whether it be to undo past damage or to be in a place where I am “good enough”. I feel like I should be in a better place and doing way more work at the service of others instead of myself. But, the beautiful thing about MY journey is that I am being used (in a good way), even when I don’t see it. I cannot continue to compare myself to anything other than who I was the day before. And even then, I should only be comparing to evaluate the progress that I made from yesterday.
3. I don’t need to chase. I know that this is a time for me to just be still. I know that if I continue in the disciplines that I am working on now, that I will actually become like a magnet and the things that are supposed to come my way will be drawn to me. I don’t know about you, but when I really soak that up, it’s pretty exciting!
4. I DO need lots of rest. I DO need lots of hugs. I DO need lots of laughter. I DO need to make sure I am not concentrating too much on the “don’t” and that I squash it at the first sight of anything to derail me creeping in. I DO need these fresh, beautiful flowers that were waiting on my desk when I got to work (what a great Monday morning starter, huh?)! I DO need to do things that breath life and happiness in my little corner of the world. And I have to be conscious of that daily!
So, what’s the one thing you know you don’t need anymore of? Share it with me and let’s send it on it’s way!!!