May Cultivate Day 3: Freedom

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. — Vernon Howard

For me it comes from giving up the family restaurant, letting it go and in so doing, letting go of the stresses that had ruled my time.

My questions would be what has give you freedom? Was it from letting go of something, or from jumping into something new?

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Right now I feel like I am in a cage – an emotional cage. It has its claws around my heart and I’m finding it difficult to loosen its grasp.

I’ve been under a lot of stress lately. More than I bargained for, actually.

Since April, I’ve been trying to “let go” and back away a bit. I’ve been reading more, not allowing the iPad in my bedroom, cutting back on my time on the computer, going to bed early and working out again. It’s helping but I’m still dealing with anxiety.

For me, I think freedom is learning to say no. It’s learning to not put so much stock in what others think. It’s accepting me for me and not trying to be perfect all the time.

I’m not there yet. But, I’m trying.

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