Most of us have a junk drawer in our homes that are full of clutter. It is the place where we put our mess so we can hide it from people when they come over.
Most people also have a “junk drawer” in their lives that is full of clutter. This is the place where you put the “messy” things in your life that you don’t want others to see because we are afraid of what they will think. The clutter that fills our minds can prevent us from reaching our highest potential.
The difference is that the junk in the drawer in our homes will not come out and try to derail you from success or happiness. The junk in your life can continually appear and cause anxiety, stress, heartache, and depression.
If you want to move forward towards happiness you have to empty the junk drawer of your life. You have to put behind you any past failures, doubt, and pain that has affected you this far. You must move forward with forgiveness and personal freedom. This can be hard at times, but it is a requirement in order to be really happy.
One very important reminder; You can not and will not EVER change the past or anything that has come before today. Good or bad, these events are a reminder to all of us that we all have imperfect things we wish we could go back and do over. But this is not possible. In order to stop causing ourselves emotional stress from guilt, you must learn to let go. A positive attitude, forgiveness, and doing better everyday, will free up most of the “clutter”.
Remember you are in charge of your thoughts and how you view previous events! YOU have the power to change anything that is holding you back from being what you were truly meant to be, AWESOME!
A few years ago I had the Serenity Prayer tattooed on my left shoulder to help remind me that everything is going to be just fine as long as I keep working and never stop believing anything is possible no matter where I started from! “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
If you are hanging on to offense, it is time to let go and to forgive. If you are hanging on to failures, you have to let them go. If you’re hanging on to pride, you have to become humble. Being humble is one of the hardest things a person will do. This means admitting you were wrong, accepting a situation is not what you expected, realizing not everyone lives and or thinks the same way you do. Acceptance is when you become humble.
Once you break free, your life will expand and make room for healthy growth and positive progress in areas such as family, spirituality, friendships, success, fitness and nutrition. Don’t waste another day living with an overabundance of “junk.” Make room for a life filled with love, peace, and healthy relationships.