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Let Go, Accept Yourself and Start Living

January 23, 2017
Let go, accept yourself and live

Will this year be a Happy New Year?  Will it be the ‘same old, same old’ or are you ready to make some positive changes in your life?

We start out each year with good intentions, however, by the end of January or maybe February if you are lucky, life has taken over and those good intentions have been pushed aside.

TIME TO START NOW – there is no time limit!

Let go and live life

Anytime is a good time to bring some positive changes into your life.   However, to me, you can’t really successfully make changes until you LET GO of the past, ACCEPT YOURSELF for the beautiful person you are and commit to start LIVING LIFE.

Life is too short, we hear that so often but do we really listen or is it just another platitude?  Did you know that the word ‘platitude’ means:

a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.

live your life

Not sure where to start? Here are 3 easy steps to start living your life

1. Leave the Past Behind and make a Life Plan

Do you dwell on the past?  You can’t change what has been but you can plan a future. Time to start looking forward and leaving the past in the past.  Making a life plan is a great way to start living positively and with a purpose.

2. Accept who you are and if you don’t like that person take steps to be a better version of YOU.

Look in the mirror and actually ‘see’ the gorgeous woman who is you.  I’m not talking about your physical appearance but your soul.  Are you a beautiful soul?  Could you be better?  A caring, loving soul will always be beautiful and bring joy to others and in return to themselves.

3. Start Living

Stop wishing, the self-pity and complaining.  Start living and enjoy the life you are so fortunate to have.  Be grateful and develop a habit of thankfulness.  Life is there to be lived and being a ‘negative Nelly’ is a waste of time and energy.

 

 

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65 Comments

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 23, 2017 at 20:54

    All of this is so true Sue – it’s something that took me a VERY long time to work out. The last few years have seen me working through a lot of the past baggage and you’re right about leaving it behind and making the best of who you are and what you have. Gratitude and appreciation shape us into much better human beings don’t they?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:51

      They certainly do Leanne but its a shame we have to wait until midlife to really get that. You and I are so similar but we are making the most of our life now and that is what counts. Have a great week and enjoy your grandbaby xx

  • Reply green diva meg January 24, 2017 at 01:05

    great advice

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:52

      Thanks Megan! Lovely of you to stop by. Have a wonderful week.

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") January 24, 2017 at 01:50

    Thanks for the uplifting words! We don’t want to waste time on negativity.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:53

      Thanks Mimi! Its hard to be positive all the time but as long as it is most of the time we are doing pretty well. Have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Rena McDaniel January 24, 2017 at 02:37

    I have seen so many people who have ruined their futures by living in the past. I am determined not to be that way. I really enjoyed this!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:54

      Thank you Rena I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post. I’ve been guilty of living in the past but the freedom you feel once you let go is wonderful. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to comment.

  • Reply Roxanne Jones January 24, 2017 at 02:49

    “Start living and enjoy the life you are so fortunate to have.” When you reach a certain age and realize that the number of days behind you are far greater than the number ahead, I can’t imagine doing anything BUT this! You’ve given us an eloquent reminder, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 19:55

      That’s the key Roxanne being grateful isn’t it? It has taken me a long time to accept who I am but now I have I feel a weight has been lifted. Have a beautiful day xx.

  • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 24, 2017 at 10:42

    I’m there! Couldn’t agree more! Thanks for reminding us, Brenda

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 24, 2017 at 11:24

      Thanks Brenda! Have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Lisa Ricard Claro January 26, 2017 at 08:43

    It is true! The choice is ours.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 17:04

      Not always easy but yes it really is up to us! Thanks for visiting Lisa and have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Deborah January 26, 2017 at 09:49

    I love this Sue and think it’s so true…. I’m prone to use platitudes and say the same thing again and again – to the point I stop really thinking about what it means.

    I used to do that about dieting. “When I lose weight…” until someone confronted me with the question re whether I really did think I WOULD lose weight… It’d become something I said rather than something I believed.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 17:05

      So easy to do Deb and I think there are so many inspirational and motivational quotes etc that we can start to tune out, which is a shame. Have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Reply Jo Tracey January 26, 2017 at 10:33

    I look forward to reading these posts each week. It’s always a great reminder of mindfulness.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 17:01

      Thank you so much Jo for making my day! It is great to hear that you look forward to my posts. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl January 26, 2017 at 10:36

    Thanks for another inspiring and motivating selection of quotes to keep me moving onwards and upwards, Sue!

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 17:00

      Have a fabulous week SSG!!!

  • Reply Jennifer Dunham January 26, 2017 at 11:17

    We don’t get anyway by disliking ourselves or being stuck in the past. Sometimes it is difficult but this is such a wonderful reminder!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 17:00

      Thanks Jennifer! I know sometimes I fall into the trap of looking back but I’m learning not to dwell on the past. Life is for living now, in the moment! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Reply Deb @ inner compass designs January 26, 2017 at 11:37

    Yes to all this. Live in the present, be grateful and keep moving forward towards how you want to live xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:58

      Perfectly said Deb! Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by. xx

  • Reply Min@WriteoftheMiddle January 26, 2017 at 13:27

    Great tips Sue! AND…I didn’t know the meaning of platitude but now I do. Thank you! i will do my best to not let living my life become a platitude. 🙂 x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:58

      Good for you Min! We should meet up for a coffee this year!

  • Reply Jo January 26, 2017 at 15:11

    Couldn’t agree more 🙂 Start Living and stop worrying about all the ‘what if’s’ – life is too short to think that one day you’ll do something – that one day might never come 🙂 #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:57

      That is right Jo although it isn’t easy sometimes is it? Appreciating live and all that we have is the key. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama January 26, 2017 at 16:51

    I don’t know that I have a life plan – I just enjoy life!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:56

      You have it all Janet if you are enjoying life! Great to hear.

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  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit January 27, 2017 at 07:42

    Three cheers for sizzling!
    #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:54

      You are so right Leanne!

  • Reply Michele January 27, 2017 at 08:16

    This is really wise. I have never lived in the past but I spent an awful lot of time living in the future. someday I will….When I get time I will…When I lose weight I will….
    As I get older, I realize that now is the time!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 27, 2017 at 16:54

      Oh thank you Michele! Yes living in the future can be just as bad as living in the past as we are wishing our lives away. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Patricia January 27, 2017 at 19:01

    We have already started on our journey to living life in our family. My husband and I are in sync with some of the goals we want to achieve this year. I do like your quote. The last thing I want to become is a platitude!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 07:01

      Oh that is excellent Patricia. Much easier if both you and your husband are working together. Have a great week and keep up the good work!

  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeThe Day Project January 27, 2017 at 19:21

    Such fabulous advice Sue! I so agree that we need to accept who we are and enjoy life, rather than lamenting over what or who we may have been in the past. Move on 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 07:00

      Not easy always Lyndall and sometimes it is a WIP but we need to try otherwise life passes us by and one day we will wake up and wonder where life has gone. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle January 27, 2017 at 21:00

    You always encourage, Sue. I need to listen to your three points. I do good but have some relapses sometimes.

    Kathleen

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 07:00

      I try to encourage Kathleen because I think it also motivates me. We all have relapses but as along as we get back on track that is all that matters. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Charlotte January 27, 2017 at 22:04

    This is so perfect and I definitely needed it! Sometimes I get stuck in the past and let those events define me rather than moving forward!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:59

      Well you have so much to look forward to with the new baby Charlotte. No time to dwell on the past. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply Grammy Dee January 27, 2017 at 22:33

    So inspiring and positive. Thank you Sue for sharing this post at the Wednesday AIM Link Party. I shared it on my social media sites.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:58

      Thanks for sharing my post and hosting the link party Dee!

  • Reply Kathy Marris January 28, 2017 at 13:50

    Yes, yes and yes! Don’t we all want to accept ourselves warts and all? It is so difficult to get into this mindset when we have been told (either via the media or from destructive parents) that we’re too dumb, too fat, too whatever all our lives. We constantly need to remind ourselves that we are worthy and practice a little self-love. 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric January 30, 2017 at 06:43

      We want to Kathy but as you say it is so hard when we have been ‘brain washed’ fro so long. I think that our tribe of midlifers who I have met through blogging are so supportive and we are all realising that yes we are good enough. I wish I had known that years ago. Have a great week!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt January 30, 2017 at 13:38

    Such wise words from a woman who seems to know! it can be easy to dwell on either the past, or like Michele already said, the future and living in those times. Retirement has shown me over and over that living more in the present is just so much better. Uplifting post, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 11:07

      Oh Terri I’m not sure I know it all but I try that is the most important thing to me. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and have a lovely day my friend. xx

  • Reply Menaka Bharathi Blogger' s Pit Stop Crew January 31, 2017 at 18:45

    These are real wise advice to give any person, living in the past does not help in any way, especially to yourself. after all you have got only one life, clinging on to something that is past will never help the future.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 1, 2017 at 10:57

      Thanks Menaka!

  • Reply candy February 3, 2017 at 11:40

    Life changed three years ago when cancer came knocking to our door. All is well now but we have really started to live. We are not putting off for when we have time etc. Plus all of sudden we have found more time to volunteer and help people. Thank you for linking up with Blogging Grandmothers.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:45

      I’m so pleased to hear all is well Candy and sometimes it takes something huge like illness, especially cancer, to make us sit back and take a good look at our lives. Great that you are enjoying your life to the max and helping others certainly brings its own rewards doesn’t it.

  • Reply Bohemian Babushka February 3, 2017 at 12:19

    Gracias for the post and reminder of what’s truly important. For Babushka Gratitude is Everything- for Anything. Bad is relative, and only time and our attitude can change that. BB2U

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:47

      Yes time and attitude are important in helping us let go and live. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Grammy Dee February 3, 2017 at 17:40

    Love this! So inspiring and positive. Thank you Sue for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 4, 2017 at 05:48

      Thanks Grammy Dee!

  • Reply Clearissa Coward February 5, 2017 at 12:37

    Very good advice Sue. My favorite is #2. And that is what I am working on for 2017. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers. I have share on my social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 6, 2017 at 09:23

      Hi Clearissa #2 accepting who you are or changing yourself if you want to is not easy – but you can do it. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Helena February 9, 2017 at 02:56

    Some good advice here #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 9, 2017 at 06:17

      thanks Helena! Have a great day!

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville February 12, 2017 at 21:00

    Always love your motivation xx #mg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 13, 2017 at 09:18

      Thanks Mackenzie and have a beautiful day!

  • Reply Silly Mummy February 14, 2017 at 11:08

    Good advice. I’m bad for not letting go of past worries and not accepting myself.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 15, 2017 at 14:23

      Yes it is hard to let go sometimes, I’m so guilty of that. But when I do the weight just lifts from my shoulders. x

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