Steps To Begin Letting Go of Stuff – Today

The definition of Letting Go of Stuff is below.

Below are specific steps to get you started today on your Letting Go of Stuff Journey.

What Is Letting Go?LETTING GO IS…
Letting go is about recognizing when it is time to “stay in” a situation or experience, and when it is time to “get out.” Often, we remain in situations or hold on to past experiences WAY too long. For example, have you ever experienced a friend or parent who is in their 60’s, but is still dressing as if they are still in their 30’s (or worse – in their 20’s)? They are “holding on” to the past experiences and emotions related being 20 or 30 something. Do you know of anyone who might have been angry about something that happened in the past, perhaps years ago, but when they talk about it in the present – they still get just as angry? Do you know of anyone who might still be in love with another, but the other does not still love them (and maybe never did)? Those are all examples of people who are remaining in situations much longer than they should. They don’t recognize the signs and times that represent moving on.

Making a choice to “let go” places you on a life long journey of loving, learning from, listening to, and forgiving yourself.

What Is Stuff - Letting Go CafeSTUFF IS…
Back in the mid 90’s I was under contract to do seminars in the Caribbean. During one of my early morning jogs along the beach, I was trying to find a word that would go well with the phrase letting go. I researched many words. Finally, I stumbled upon the word “stuff.” According to the 9th edition of the Websters New Collegiate Dictionary, one of the phrases the define the word stuff is: “a matter of a particular and often unspecified kind; something introduced into the body by humans.” Stuff consists of negative emotions, guilt, shame, negative internal conversation (self-talk), and unwanted negative feelings. All of these usually lead to toxic relationships, not being able to let go of the past, acting on negative notions about self, and more.

I also believe that the “stuff around you, represents the stuff inside of you.” So if you think this will NOT help you to clean out that storage, office, and/or extra room in the house, think again, because it will.

GET STARTED TODAY – with the following steps.

  1. Get a personal journal. You might opt to use a blog in an effort to share the journey.Get A Personal Journal
  2. Begin by listing everything that you want to let go or change.
  3. Break down your life into categories such as social, work, career, financial, relationships, and so on.
  4. For each category, create a list of things you want to let go, or change.
  5. Pick a category and begin to prioritize your list of items in that category.
  6. Identify one of the top three items on that categorized list.
  7. Once you have identified that one item, set a due date for it to be eliminated. Consider as a deadline due date the fourth Thursday in March, which is National Letting Go of Stuff Day. Each year, on this day, you can measure your success with letting go of the things on your list.
  8. Finally, begin to take the action necessary for you to eliminate that item from your list.
  9. When you can cross out that first item, then move on to the next item on your list and use these same steps.

The above nine steps will get you started. Be patient, don’t overwhelm yourself with lofty goals, and love yourself along the way.

Today Is National Letting Go of Stuff Day – Celebrate!

Today, March 26, 2015, is the day for all of us – you, me, and everyone we know – to begin the process of letting go of stuff in our lives.

National Letting Go of Stuff Day is a great day to begin the journey of change in your life.

This is a day to identify what you want to change (let go) and improve about your life, make the claim to improve it, and create a plan to move forward.

Next year, on this same day (fourth Thursday in March), you will be able to measure your success and progress as to how well you did with letting go of stuff in your life.

Today, as you begin your Letting Go of Stuff® Journey, founder Darren L Johnson is asking that you join us today on Facebook. Enjoy the posts, links, and take a moment to “like” that page. That way, when we announce the details of the 2014 National Letting Go of Stuff Day Cruise, you will not miss out.

The proceeds of the cruise will go toward supporting those who have survived domestic violence.

Join us on Facebook today – right now – and show your support for this important day and cause.

The United States Is In Great Pain And Needs To Begin Letting Go

Letting Go Cafe United States ChaosThis great nation of ours is going through so much tumultuous change and chaotic demise. External chaos is merely a reflection of what is painfully apparent on the inside. A big part of the chaos lies in our country’s inability to let go – as a whole.

I totally support the original intent and purpose of media in this country. I believe in its basic principle of Letting Go Cafe Media Impactheightening products and services to support free enterprise. I also believe that, when shared objectively, the media is a great source of news. The media also contributes to and enhances stereotypes in our country. They also help us to either let go or hold on to events from our past. Sometimes, and unfortunately, the media helps us to hold on to negative and damaging memories, when we really need to let go and move on.
Right now, there is much pain and suffering going on in this country.

Examples of past events are:
On the heels of the OJ Simpson fiasco and President Bill Clinton getting caught having a “non-sexual affair”, the election of 2000 was described by the media (CBS Television in particular) as being “history on hold.” Part of the reason it was dubbed as such was to give media outlets a chance to continuously report about that election.

Letting Go Cafe-Barack Obama & Mitt RomneyThen there is the most recent election of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. There is no need to reiterate the negative, nasty, destructive, culturally insensitive campaigns and activities that surrounded that election. The ads alone were dishonorable and disgraceful, in some cases.

I don’t even want to get into the gun control laws, or lack thereof, in this country. There seems to be an increasing number of attacks on children by people who are gun owners.

It seems that United States citizens are losing sight of core Universal laws and values.

These are just a few of the events that create on going internal pain, suffering, and turmoil among and between the citizens of this the United States. It is a shame that this level of turmoil and dissension exists inside our government and our country.

Then there are the shows on television that “still” keep the mess up in the air. For example, Hannity and others like him are, for the sake of ratings, continually stirring up mess. Where does it all stop? At least CNN has moved on to more “news” related stories, or so it seems.

Of course we know that the media and our government is made up of individuals. In government we have individuals whom have been elected to represent the interests, values, beliefs, and desires of constituencies. Do they really?

As for the media, the escapades that are reported as “news,” that are being exploited by the media and the level of “news deception” are no more than a reflection of the suffering we are experiencing in this country.

People are in pain. People are searching for more. People are searching for Letting Go Cafe-I Want Moresomething to fill the void in their lives.

People are looking for that infamous four-letter word – MORE. Something that people have searched for thousands of years. Actually, even before the invention of the word, people were looking for it. I have spent years looking for it too. Along with discovering that four letter word, I discovered my life’s purpose – heightening the consciousness of those who want to learn how to let go.

Election 2000 represented more than just an inability to determine who is president. Election 2008 represented more than just the re-emerging of hatred among the citizens of the United States. Election 2012 represented more than just the insensitivity of our society.

These events represent a slow internal death that our country and particularly its citizens have been experiencing for years. Many people are dying a slow internal death and the murderers are:

(1) inability to let go
(2) lack of identity
(3) the inability to manage change
(4) inability to accept different values
(5) lack of effective goal setting
(6) living in fear, and
(7) an absence of love

What are your thoughts?