I love that we're talking about how to replace bad habits or ways of life with something positive. Let's continue with the positives we need to let into our lives as we let go of the negatives. 3. Let In Compassion
This starts by allowing ourselves to ask for help, and having compassion for ourselves. We can't worry we can't do everything on our own...no one else can do everything on their own, so why should we be any different? We need to start being kind to ourselves and stop judging ourselves for not being perfect. The more we're able to do this, the more we'll be able to be kind to others and stop judging others. Letting in compassion can also mean opening ourselves to being comforted and loved by others. It can be easier to offer comfort to friends and family at times, but letting them return the favor is necessary as well.
4. Let In Forgiveness
Forgiving others is just as healing and important as forgiving ourselves. Letting in forgiveness allows us to experience personal freedom, and internal peace. A key to experiencing forgiveness is allowing ourselves to be human, and admitting we're going to make mistakes. Once we're able to admit this, it will be easier to let in forgiveness. If there is someone in our lives we need to extend forgiveness to, this applies here as well. Not extending forgiveness to someone will hold bitterness inside, rather than create peace.
Hopefully this list is giving you some good ideas for letting some positive things into your life. We have many more wonderful things to discuss over the rest of the week. Thank you for reading!
*Adapted from “You Are Worthy of Receiving: 10 Things To Let Into Your Life” by Kathy Kruger
Written by: Tamara Wilhelm MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.