Do you have a junk drawer?
A lot of people do.
It’s the place in the home where you can put any and everything that doesn’t seem to really have a place of its own. Things like extra condiment packets, old batteries, tape, pencils, scissors, take out menus, tools, etc.
And because the junk drawer is so great at storing things, you can kind of forget all the stuff that’s in there. And the irony is when you actually need something that’s in it, you can’t find it. Years can go by without clearing it out and before you know it, you have all this useless little stuff that you never use, just taking up space in your home and being an eyesore.
But do you also notice that sometimes, we behave like we are junk drawers?
We hold onto useless baggage from the past that other people left in our lives just for the sake of holding onto it. And all this useless stuff weighs on our emotions, self-worth, and relationships.
Here are some examples:
- An ex-lover was unfaithful and treated you badly which made you feel unworthy, so now you hold on to that “junk belief” just because a temporary person came and dropped it in your mind.
- You got fired or let go from a job, so now you hold onto the “junk belief” that you are disposable and have little value.
- You made a mistake for which you were embarrassed and now you carry around a great deal of shame around this mistake, even many years later.
But you are not a junk drawer.
And you simply have to let all this stuff go. Stop holding onto old useless resentments, shame, heartaches,etc. Let it go! Forgive people. Forgive yourself. Try things again. Try new things. Live in the present. Because life is happening now.
Junk is stagnant and still, but life is always moving, growing, developing, and changing. Since you are alive, you must do these things too.
Because the more you hold onto all that junk, the more it weighs you down and gets in the way of living. You will remain stuck and stagnant too.
The more you hold onto these useless unnecessary junk, the less free you are.
And I don’t know about you, but I want to be free!
So here’s what I want you to do right now:
In the comments section below, please tell me what junk beliefs have been hanging out in your mental junk drawer for far too long that you are finally deciding to let go of.
Can’t wait to read them.
Til next time,