Is Now The Time To Take Care Of Unfinished Business?

Most of us have cottoned on to the fact that there’s pretty much no end to “to-do” lists. Yep, we can maybe power through a good chunk, but low and behold, it no sooner fills back up. And let’s face it, if we can’t get to the bottom of a list on actual old timey paper, imagine the psychic loose ends that run around in our heads. You know what I mean, those flashes of “Arghhhh, I forgot to send a card to Aunt Mary” or “I really hate that sweater in my closet but I spent so much on it and should try to wear it some time” or “I really should make that call that I’ve been putting off”.

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These psychic drains are actually total pains in the butt. On appearance they seem like they don’t have an urgency and are just a harmless nuisance. But they really are the opposite and can also say a bit about areas in your life that need your attention – such as “What kind of friend am I?” or “How much value do I place on my obligations?” They pile on top of each other and gang up on our headspace. They make us feel heavy, clogged and unmotivated.

This is where the concept of completion comes in. It’s a way of looking at those drains and paying respect to them by tying them up, symbolically. If you’re interested in approaching the new year or a new chapter in an empowering way, this podcast is for you.

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My 100 Day Reality Challenge of Abundance

My break from alcohol

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Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band – (Note, I buy every song that I use in my podcasts and welcome you to show your support to the artist and do the same).

Now it’s your turn. What can you commit to completing and what can taking this action symbolize for you? (gotta listen to the podcast to get what I’m saying here). Post what you did below.

4 thoughts on “Is Now The Time To Take Care Of Unfinished Business?

  1. I don’t have as much room as I’d like for storage. I do have my daughter’s bedroom – she hasn’t lived home in years (she’s 26). She comes by to visit about twice a month. I’m still thinking that if I remove her old queen size bed frame (no mattress), I would have more space in that room for my extras (seasonal clothing, shoes and such).
    Anyway, why do I feel guilty doing such? Sort of like I want to hold on to the past?

    • Hey Elaine

      Great question! The whole empty nest thing is a process because it makes us ask the question “Who am I If I’m not a mom”. My “kids” are relatively in the same age group and if you haven’t seen it yet, a did a vlog a while back about the topic of adult kids who bounce back home – http://www.thechangeguru.net/how-to-deal-with-boomerang-kids/

      I wondering what you would like to use that room for? I’m also wondering if that frame is an eyesore, knowing there’s no mattress on it. Does it drain you? What would happen if you put it away in storage and see if you miss it? What will happen if you DON’T put it away and it stays there?

      All good questions to sit with and see what comes up.

      When my kids come back to visit, it’s either portable bed or couch time for them. The way that I don’t have guilty feelings about this is that my mothering has gone to a new role with them – always there for loving of course and they’ll always be my babies, but we’re more peers now and friends. I want them to thrive in their independent lives and they in turn also want that for me. It really took time to get to this place Elaine but that’s my approach and maybe there’s something there that will give you some guidance.

      Let me know what happens.

      xx

      Sue

      • Thanks, Sue. Yes, I think my identity is tied into this all. We’re great mothers for having produced independant children. Tomorrow morning I shall start the process by removing the bed frame and moving it to the basement or garage. Then onto organizing the room so that I can use that area as a handy storage area for my things that now clutter my room and closets.
        It will be nice to free up some space for myself.
        Thanks once again,
        xx
        Elaine

        • Hey lovely Elaine – You deserve it honey – we all know that being mothers never ends so this is just a new chapter. Give yourself space to feel whatever feelings come up. And howza about I hold you accountable to starting the process. Let me know when you’ve moved the frame okay?

          Lots of love xx

          Sue

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