Our month of mental release began with throwing away the idea that life needs to be perfect. Life isn’t and never will be perfect for any of us. No matter how hard our efforts are we will always be faced with adversity, challenges and hurdles and hey guess what? that’s okay! We only have control of ourselves and our reactions anyway and unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn’t accommodate to suit us. But again that’s okay too! We should embrace challenges as well as failure, as this is how we learn, develop and grow as individuals. Instead of wasting energy and headspace on a wild goose chase of ‘perfection’, why not let this go and instead strive to make life interesting, educational and a way to become a multifaceted, colourful person. What is ‘perfect’ anyway? Most of us don’t actually know.
Whilst we let go of the things we cannot control, let us also let go of the things within us which we do have control of. Our own ego can actually be our biggest enemy if we don’t pay attention to it. Letting go of our inner ego can be a sure fire way to bring happiness and mental contentment in abundance into our lives. Self-doubt, fear of failure, lack of confidence or caring too much about what others think of us all massively hinder us in moving forwards and leading stress free lives. Such thoughts simply do not help us. Let us let them go, if not at the very least be aware of these thought processes as they occur. The more aware of these maladaptive thought patterns we are the more mindful we can be of them when they do appear and just as quickly address them. Completely let go of your ego and unapologetically be yourself.