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Stop Labeling Ourselves

Labeling ourselves and others is becoming quite the norm nowadays.  Depressed, anxious, broken; we label ourselves with what we do and how well we do it, and how others see us.

Labeling- I’m finding as a peel away each one of mine layer by layer is just a way that I hold myself back, and in away remove the responsibility of being, and giving 100%.

When I don’t go out with friends or be social, “well I am a mom”. When I used to lie in bed all day “well i’m just depressed.” When Another relationship would fail “well i’m just broken.”

I used my labels as a shield. A good chunk I received from others, but I made them my own, and let them rule me.

For a long time I defined myself based on what other people see me as I wanted so desperately to change how other people see me. I failed to realize I cannot change others perspectives only my own.

When I first started peeling the labels away, I felt lost, almost naked in a sense. Who am I? Over the last year I have been discovering who I am under everything I let run my life. It’s been a long road and I am still not done. I have some big things in the works, things I wouldn’t have dared to dream of actually doing. 

It’s very freeing and maturing to let go of labeling, and not to try to change perspectives. As well as knowing that my perspective isn’t the only one. Its very reassuring aslo, to me I may be facing a dead end brick wall, but maybe someone else can see the door.

Keep Believing in Yourself,

Ali

Overwhelmed…Where Will It All Go?

I was working with a client recently and she was overwhelmed with the thought “where will it all go?” How would everything she wanted to keep fit in the small spaces she had available.  Well…she did not look up, she did not look wide, she did not look in.

Look up…. there is space above your head, knooks and crannies on shelves and on top of armoires that could be a great place for ‘things’ as well as room décor.

Look wide…look beyond the space right in front of you, look at your side tables, bed tables, wall units and fill them with the extra stuff you LOVE.

Look in…that’s about you my dear friend.  Look in at the attachment you have to some of your things and really really really take yourself on.  Give it away if you can.  Throw it away if you’d like  And keep it if you must.

Think about organizing like things with like things.  Put them into baskets, buckets, boxes, bins. Label them as you pack them away. Put them in cabinets, closets, & on high shelves.

And if it really comes down to the answer of “where will it go?” is “there is no room”. Then it’s time to decide between what you want and what you need to keep.

Peace & Blessings,

Tracy