Desiree James, LISW – Online Therapist
We are in the midst of the holiday season.
Endless store commercials, Christmas songs, shopping, and all the fuss. After the dust settles, before the end of the New Year, we begin to think about clearing the clutter and cleaning our homes. I don’t believe the old folks were just superstitious when they said if you go into the New Year with an unclean house and clutter that is how the rest of the year will be. There is something about cleanliness and order, especially when it relates to our mind clutter.
Mind clutter is useless, worn out thought patterns, bad habits, unproductive ideas, people, and relationships. We seem to hold on to bad relationships, unresolved issues from our childhood and past, drug addiction that imprisons, and painful events like they are 24k gold nuggets. Sadly, some of us will go to our graves with this garbage, still angry, still mad, and still blaming someone for something that happened last month, last decade, and even the last century.
Ask yourself what is it that I need to release so I can move on, enjoy life fully, so that at the end of 2020 I can say I had a good year? Only you know what you need to release. Sometimes the main person we need to release from mental bondage is ourselves.
Take a good hard look in the mirror and say I have experienced some good things and maybe some not so good things. Maybe I have experienced some terrible things, or I may not have made the best decisions in life thus far. It’s okay. It is a part of my life, but it is not my entire life. I’m ready to find permanent joy and peace. What a way to start and fill 2020.