Over the last couple of days, I have been starting to realise the major effect of all the work I do in terms of mental and physical wellness as well as personal and business growth. Honestly, it is tough. These past weeks I felt like I have been growing faster than my mind is able to comprehend. Surely, I know that I shouldn’t put pressure on myself and I try not to but deep down I also know how much worth this personal growth process is for my life. I certainly know that I am happy with where I am at today but if I wouldn’t be continuously working on growing and pushing my boundaries, I wouldn’t be happy with where I will be in a year from now or in two years from now or so.
You might ask yourself how I initiate this growth I am experiencing. I can tell you, it has a lot to do with the places I go to, the events I attend, the friends I surround myself with, the mentors I put in place for myself as well as the content I consume in form of (audio) books, articles, podcasts. These tools I set into place in order to help me grow and also for them to catch me if I fall. With that I mean, I aim to have a safety-net in place in case my mind wanders to darker, less positive places. Yes, personal development is no easy task, nor is it always fun, especially when you have to face some thought patterns or habits that you need to break out of.
Things that help me immensely with staying positive more often than not and battling negative thought patterns are practising forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiving myself and others can be such a healing process but it is by no means easy to do. However, it is so freeing, trust me. Something I aim to get better at is letting go of attachments – to people, to thoughts, to what was, to the story I tell myself about who I am or should be, to my worries and troubles. Instead, I aim to choose joy and truth in order to allow myself to rise up and shine. Furthermore, I feel the importance of using my words wisely, not wasting my energy on negativity, gossip and complaints. It is truly about speaking one’s truth. In turn, though, this means, crushing down those walls of safety, protection and comfort and realising that you are more than your thoughts and emotions. I like the thought of myself as a spiritual being, a soul with a constant hunger for its very personal human experience. I am certain that only if I free myself from my own limitations, I will be able to continuously be fulfilled and it will create a certain ease with which I will be able to conquer personal as well as business oriented and very worldly goals.
Something that was brought up by this growth process over the last couple of weeks is the fact that I will have to let go a couple more people in my life. I need to let go of what no longer serves me and so do you. It is okay to not know everything right now and to feel like you are dangling in the air. Sometimes we don’t have everything planned out. However, we need to trust in the fact that we are always protected and the universe will guide us if we just watch and listen. Let’s jump, fall, live, be and experience this incredible journey we are on.
I am so excited for everything to come, experiencing those summer feels, being in this weird transitioning phase, moving away from Rotterdam and continuing my journey to someplace else. It simply intensifies the changes happening in my life. I am ready. How about you?