Saturday, November 1, 2008
Simplifying my life...
Sometimes you have to move aside and let the craziness of life pass you by.
This is what I decided to do this week after realizing certain people and things in my life were bringing me unneeded stress.
I think it's safe to say that I've always been a people pleaser... someone who tries very hard to make others happy even if it comes at my own mental and financial expense. I've tried to help people when I could and keep my mouth shut against craziness when I probably shouldn't.
It's a trait I learned early in life and have fought against over and over through the years.
This week, I realized that my attempts to people please were causing me too much stress and making me a person I didn't want to be. I spent way too much time worrying about the longterm effects a person's actions were going to have... something I can't control and wasted energy even thinking about.
So I decided that it was time I took action and cut those stressors out of my life.
It has been easier than I imagined and has already brought me more peace of mind than I imagined it would.
I'm learning that you can love people, but not their actions... and sometimes letting them go is the best thing to do.