So, What's the Plan? 10 Ways to Finish this Year with a Smiling Heart

After a short national holiday , I woke up in the morning with the feeling that  ,,This is it! It is the last month of this year.Maybe I didn’t complet all my plans , but there is no need to run in circle now. All I have to do is to look back and be gratefull for what I’ve accomplished and start drafting new plans for the next year. But first of all, now  it is  a great reminder to LET GO.

And since the New Year is just around the corner, which inspires many of us to refocus our energy and attention on the right things, I think it’s a perfect time right now to start letting go of the wrong things. Wouldn’t you agree?

So today, I am challenging myself and  you to:

1. Let go of your temper. – Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.

2. Let go of grudges. – Life is far too short to be spent in bitterness and registering wrongs. If there’s someone in your life who deserves another chance, give it to them. If you need to apologize, do it. Give your story together a happy, new beginning.

3. Let go of the idea that everyone has it better than you. – If the grass looks greener on the other side… Stop staring. Stop comparing. Stop complaining and START watering the grass you’re standing on.

4. Let go of lingering false beliefs. – Stop from time to time and ask yourself, “Is it true?” It’s funny how we can sometimes wrap our minds around things and fit them into our version of reality. But thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real. So watch your thoughts. Be wise. When your identity is not rooted in the truth, it can lead to toxic and lonely places where we seek approval from the wrong things.

5. Let go of expired ideals. – Growth is painful. Change is painful. But in the end, nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you do not belong.

6. Let go of yesterday’s tragedies. – You are not what has happened to you; you are what you choose to become in this moment. Drop the needless burden, take a deep breath and start again. Ultimately, you will know you are on the right track in life when you become disinterested in looking back, and eager to take the next step.

7. Let go of your tendency to avoid problems. – You cannot change what you refuse to confront.

8. Let go of life’s little annoyances. – Don’t let dumb little things break your happiness. Frustration and stress come from the way you react, not the way things are. Adjust your attitude, and the frustration and stress is gone.

9. Let go of assuming other people are more “normal” than you. – The only normal people you know are the ones you don’t know very well. Period.

10. Let go acting standoffish and unapproachable. – We all need to learn to be more human. Don’t avoid eye contact. Don’t hide behind gadgets. Smile often. Ask about people’s stories. Listen.

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go, but rather learning to start over . This is a challenge all of us face.And it feels tough but ,by making small adjustments  every day, starting today ,we will find a way. Remember : What you seek is seeking you.

Have an inspired December and a good year’s finish.