Day 30: React to this term: Letting Go
I tend to wallow in past offenses, to gleefully go over What So-and-So Did To Me, and it’s stupid and it sucks and I need to stop.
I’m getting better.
We all know someone who Just Can’t Let It Go – whatever “it” is. It’s really unattractive, isn’t it? I don’t want people to look at me and only see my hang-ups. And I am not nearly so important that I imagine anyone else cares what So-and-So Did To Me That One Time.
I have found a visualization that works pretty well. I imagine I am standing waist-deep in a river. I take out the thing that’s bothering me, make it tangible. If I’m anxious because my decorating budget is not unlimited, I’ll pull out that perfectly-coordinated throw pillow I saw on Etsy. If I’m upset about my weight, I’ll pull out size-0 pants. I put the item on the surface of the river and let the current carry it away. This usually works pretty well.