Love Letter #98: Embrace the Power of Quitting: 5 Simple Steps

Quitting isn’t about giving up. It’s about consciously choosing where you want to spend your time, energy, and attention. These three things are the currency with which you “buy” your life’s experiences. 

Where attention goes, energy flows. So think about what that means about staying in a place or situation that no longer fits who you are. 

Now, think about where you want that currency to go.

Imagine for a moment that you have $1,440 dollars every day. This is the number of minutes in 24 hours. Approximately $480 of that goes to sleeping (based on 8 hours of sleep). Money well spent if you ask me. 

That leaves $960 to spend on the rest of your day. If this were dollars, would you spend it on things you’re not interested in? Or give it to something you don’t believe in or support? 

Quitting what no longer works for you or supports the life you want to live is a superpower! Especially in a world where “nobody likes a quitter”. The important question here is, “Does the quitter like herself?”. 

We all have the right to pursue happiness and fulfillment on our terms and in a way that nourishes our body, mind, and soul. Embracing the courage to quit what doesn’t bring you joy is not only empowering, but essential for mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

Here are 5 simple steps to embrace the power of quitting.

  1. Reflect on Your Priorities: Take time to identify what truly brings you joy and fulfillment. In other words, where are you spending your 1,440 minutes? 
  2. Identify What Doesn’t Serve You: Be honest about the aspects of your life that drain your energy or make you unhappy.
  3. Blessed Boundaries: We touched on this yesterday. Learning to say no and establishing healthy boundaries that protect your well-being is essential for living a life in harmony with your true nature.
  4. Seek Support: Surround yourself with a supportive community or seek professional guidance to navigate the process of letting go. 
  5. Embrace change: Understand that quitting can be a catalyst for positive change and growth. 

It’s time to challenge the narrative that equates quitting with failure or lack and instead celebrate it as a courageous act of self-love, self-discovery, and unapologetic self-approval. 

You have the power to choose joy, and some, that means having the courage to quit. 

With love

Hey friend…would you like to know more about what it means to practice the Art of Self-Approval? Click the link in the show notes and book a call with me, today. 

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