It is the perfect time of year to re-evaluate whether or not the things in your life still serve you. We are creatures of habit. Often we continue to do things out of obligation. Perhaps we agreed to do something back when we had other priorities in our lives. Or maybe we just continue to do things without thinking much about it. It is just what we do. And now it has become comfortable.
The only problem is doing these things may no longer be relevant. You have changed. What is important you has changed. But yet you are still doing what you decided to do when you had different priorities. It may be time for an update.
It is the natural time of year for introspection. The days are short. It is the perfect time to go inside. And while you're in there, take a look at how you spend your time, energy, and resources. Are those things still serving you? Are they getting you closer to what is important to you?
Things that no longer serve you drain your time, energy, and resources. They are like arterial bleeding. They squander your precious life force. They sap your strength.
Giving up the things that no longer serve you stops the bleeding. It allows you to build energy and momentum for something new. New possibilities will begin to present themselves to you in the spring. If you stop the bleeding now, you will have the vitality to pursue the new stuff.
Seems like a small price to pay for new beginnings...
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.