Ahhh this differs every day and I have to remind myself of it. There are a few things I have let go of and some are work in progress.
I need to let go of my ego – I have conquered it for most times. But it does rear its head from time to time and I have to tame it. Ego should not be confused with self esteem. Ego has no knowledge base so it diverts attention to the self. With a good self-esteem, you know you can do something. It is confidence, will, and knowledge. When one has self-confidence, there is no need to boast or draw attention to the self – from White Dove Circle
I have high self esteem but I am working on my ego which strikes time to time, in certain situations. By doing that I am hoping that I will let go of the negative power and become more balanced knowing what I can accomplish.
The other thing that I need to let go of is getting more things. I have been working on it for past few years. Last year I did not buy anything in the year except for gifts or replacements. I have become overtly conscious of my footprints on earth and am looking to offload things rather than buy and hoard them. I encourage everyone to gift experiences and I spend my money on the same or consumables – nice dinners, concerts or places I can visit.
One of the things I am working on this year is not saying yes to everything. As a South Asian and a woman, we are trained to please. I am unlearning that and learning to say no, both at work and in my personal life. This is to preserve my energy and prioritise things that are important. I am hoping to get a lot more fulfilment from my life.
There are lot of other things in my life that I want to let go – thinking about the past, perfectionism, social media but that is a story for another day!