Clean Sweep: Do I Really Need This? Letting Go

52 Simple Ways to Manage Your Money – 9. Clean Sweep: Do I Really Need This?

A Weekly Journal & Workbook to Help You Take Real Control of Your Money

What it is …

A process that involves completing unresolved issues generally left over from childhood and/or adolescence.

How it helps…

You are freed from basing decisions solely on emotions and “old information.”

When you complete issues, relationships or items, then you can set them aside, which leaves energy and room to create new opportunities.

Key items to look for…

Help is available through books, support groups, workshops, articles, and friendships.

Time …

To set up: It’s up co you.

Continuing: A lifetime process.

Keys to action …

Keep a journal— it will be revealing and healing.

Select a creative outlet through music, art, or another activity you have always wanted to do but have put off. Now is the time.

Develop a support system of friends and professionals.

Attend personal growth workshops.

SET IT UP

Start with tangible things. You will get satisfaction from seeing them go out the door at last.

STEP ON IT

Make an inventory of some things you do by habit or rote.

STEP ON IT +

Look for replacement activities when you give up those items or habits that should have gone a long time ago.

Notice..

Your thoughts and feelings regarding various issues.

Notice in other people the characteristics that upset you. They are usually a mirror.

But what if…

The same issues continue to surface?

Forgive yourself and continue the process.

Learn from the lesson.

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Thought primers…

One of the ways that I cling to the past might be…

As I move away from the past, I…

If I were to live more in the present…

To me, letting go means…

If I acted as an adult, I would. . .

It s beginning to dawn on me that…

Clean Sweep: Do I Really Need This? Letting Go
Clean Sweep: Do I Really Need This? Letting Go