Nine weeks or so until the calendar of 2015 gets yanked unceremoniously off the wall and a heavy-sighing, slightly hung-over you, puts up a fresh 2016 calendar.
Let that sink in for a minute…have anxiety yet?
Yes, in less than two months 2015 will be in the rear-view mirror and January will open with the promise of possibility and far-flung goal-setting that will end in a fire of disappointment.
No, I am not being pessimistic. I am being honest.
We as humans carry around a lot of baggage. Emotional baggage that weighs more than one could ever know. Sure, we adjust the weight of the baggage so that it is not too taxing on our shoulders and maybe we shift it around a bit so our neck doesn’t hurt or our head doesn’t throb from the burden of carrying it all.
But it is still there…
It is no wonder that we fruitlessly try to adjust our lives January 1st, and by the middle of the month (sometimes sooner), we’ve said, well we will start over again next month or we’ve simply just thrown in the towel, saying there’s always next year.
Don’t bring last year’s baggage into the new year.
January means a clean slate. 2016 as a whole, means you have twelve months of endless possibility. Twelve whole months in which to dream big, shoot for the stars, live a holistic and meaningful life! Doesn’t that sound amazing?
It sure does and you can totally do it…on one condition…
The baggage has got to stay. Take it off your back and set it down on the floor. The horrible 2015 baggage that said you’re not good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, thin enough, “insert-here” enough… Set. It. Down.
That baggage is a liar.
And you know that deep down.
2016 is going to be the year of you. Awesome-sauce you. You are going to fly, my friend. But your wings only let you soar sans baggage.
Don’t bring all that emotional baggage from 2015 into a new year.
Flip the page, literally. You can do it.
I know you can.