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Life,  Motivational

Let It Go

Let it go! Did you say, or sing that? I can’t help but sing it, every time! I’m not even going to complain about it either; I love it! Probably more than I should.  Anyway, this isn’t a post about Frozen so I’ll get on with it shall I?

I don’t know what anyone else thinks, but the first week of May has been shocking. If things could go wrong they did. I got myself in a bad mood and couldn’t get out of it. Then, the mum guilt would set in because I’d shout  like some sort of crazed banshee like creature (sorry neighbours – I promise I’m a good mum!)

A week from hell…

It’s fair to say it was a week from hell. There have been a few of them recently if I’m honest!

It was finally Friday, but after yet another tantrum from the threenager, and no later than 7:30 am, I didn’t know how much more I could take.

I could visualise myself later that day going to the supermarket and buying a massive bottle of gin. I could visualise myself dropping my daughter off at nursery at 1 pm on the dot and then heading home. I could visualise myself attempting to do some blogging, but in reality, taking my bra off as soon as I walked in the door, getting my couch potato on and catching up on some box sets. In peace! All alone! Until it was time to pick the child up make Chris go and pick her up because my bra was off and you can’t put it back on after that. It’s the rules! I could even visualise myself pouring and drinking a massive glass of the good stuff as soon as bedtime rolled around.

It was a bad week. Everything that could go wrong did, and I felt like I was at breaking point. I couldn’t take any more. But, as Friday morning progressed, my daughter’s bad mood seemed to disappear, and with that, so did mine. I started to feel excited for the bank holiday weekend ahead. Chris would be off for an extra day which meant we could spend more time together as a family.

Let it go…

Once it was time for nursery and I was sat at home being a couch potato like I planned, I told myself to let it go. Yes, it had been a bad week but the past was just that, the past. There is no point in dwelling on things that have happened and can’t be changed.

I needed to let it go, or risk attracting more bad luck to myself. If I was sitting there thinking that something bad would happen, then inevitably, something bad would happen. Whatever you put out into the universe, you receive back from the universe. Dwelling on bad days and holding onto regrets only brings more bad days and regrets.

So I took a deep breath, stepped back, and saw the bigger picture. I needed to take my own advice and let it go. To do that, I made a mental gratitude list in my head and thought about our plans for the coming weekend. I even saw the MRI scan I had to attend on the Sunday as positive because it meant I was finally getting somewhere with the treatment for my endometriosis.

Happy days…

As I let it go it felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. I felt excited. There wasn’t anything, in particular, to feel excited about but I just did. I was extremely happy. Maybe for the first time in a long time actually. Life is good and I told myself that I shouldn’t let any little stresses stop me from getting on with it.

If you are holding on to things you don’t need to, I urge you to let them all go too, if you can. Or if you are worried about something then ask yourself if you can do something to change it. If you can, do it. If you can’t, then just let it go and move on. The universe is on your side so smile, and start living.

For me, taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture was enough to enable me to let go of all the stress from the week. What do you do to let go?

Sam x

Bringing up Georgia
Mission Mindfulness


  • passion fruit, paws and peonies

    I’ve become better and better at letting things go. I think it has something to do with my age. I’m 50 next year and I really don’t have the energy to hold onto too much anxiety haha. Hope you have a better week this week lovely xx

  • JakiJellz

    There is such an important message in this post Sam and I’m sure you’ve already helped someone. It can be so easy to let the kids wind us up, but I too have had to give myself a talking to (last year on holiday springs to mind!) when I just had to stop letting things get to me. Good for you. And I hope everything went okay at your hospital appointment. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again next week.

  • Karen Dennis

    We have a 6 year old child who lives next door, she is a huge frozen fan, my husband attempted to sign let it go along with her, however, he was singing here we go she was not impressed! #fortheloveofblog@_karendennis

  • Daydreams of a mum

    Great advice!! I’m the worst for telling other people to not stress over things they’ve no control over but not great at taking my own advice! Sounds like you really turned things around and that’s not easy when you’re all wound up!!!#fortheloveofBLOG

    • Sam

      It’s so difficult to let it go sometimes. I need to remember to take my own advice too on days like today when my little girl is playing up! X

  • Daydreams of a mum

    Great advice!! I’m the worst for telling other people to not stress over things they’ve no control over but not great at taking my own advice! Sounds like you really turned things around and that’s not easy when you’re all wound up!!!#fortheloveofBLOG

  • ema

    Am definitely in agreement with you about letting it go, and remembering to bring gratitude into your life. #fortheloveofBLOG

  • viewfromthebeachchair

    I am having one of those weeks as well. I need to shake it off. Move on. #fortheloveofblog

  • Enda Sheppard

    Sometimes all we need is a bit of time to reflect, even for a few minutes over a cuppa, and gain a breather and a bit of perspective, and, let it go, as you said. Pheeeww! #BlogCrush

  • Anne

    Such a lovely post and I hope your MRI goes well. I am always one for letting things go, and when you get to my age there is so much to let go, holding on would just make for no life at all xx

  • aliduke79hotmailcom

    I definitely need to do this at times. Once I start getting stressed or having a bad couple of days it does stick with me, I have always been bad at being positive and letting it go. One of the many things I need to work on lol.

    • Sam

      Its so easy to get overwhelmed and drag ourselves down sometimes. My little girl has been in a rotten mood for so long and it puts me in a bad mood too. I need to keep reminding myself to let it go and not let myself soak up her moodiness haha x

  • Rachel | Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles

    This is such an important message, thanks for sharing. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, to understand what really is important. It’s ok to have bad days, but holding on to that can be damaging so letting it go is really important. And now I can’t get that let it go song out of my head! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Sam

      Haha. Once that song gets in your head it sticks around for a while doesn’t it. There really is no point in holding onto things, but I appreciate that is easier said than done a lot of the time. X

  • Alice | Letters to my Daughter

    I could have written this! Totally with you on all these feelings. I need to let it go a bit more, but almost feel like I’m too exhausted to which is silly… Glad you’ve been able to shake it off!

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the #BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂

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