Monday, 17 November 2014

Motivational Monday || Letting Go


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday to you my little puffballs. Ooof the festive spirit is upon me. If I could call you candycansugarsnaptwinklelightpuffballs I would. Oh wait. 


Today's motivation is a bitter sweet but positive one. 

Sometimes, the very best thing you can do is let go. A scary, scary concept. 

I'm the kind of woman who likes to have her shiz together at all times, micro manage everything and everyone and keep all the balls in the air (ooer). 

Recently it dawned on me that in certain areas of my life, I. Just. Can't. I can't keep everything contained and perfect. I can't control other people. I can't make every single thing be exactly what I want it to be and by trying I only upset, hurt and frustrate myself. 

What's the point? Surely there are other precious areas of life you could focus your valuable energy on?

This week I decided to fully, fully let go of something. It's not a major thing but a thing none the less and I tell you what, I feel so good for it. I actually feel more in control for letting go of trying to control it. How crazy is that?

I know how frightening it can be to consider letting go of something. I know it can feel like if you let go you won't ever be able to pick it up again or that you won't be able to manage but, I think you will. Give it a try. If you are worried, just let go a tiny bit and see how you feel. Baby steps. 

Apologies if this all sounds very mysterious and dramatic, it's not, I just think some things are better left unsaid. 

What will you be letting go of this week?

Toodlepip!

xx

103 comments:

  1. Love this! Fits in so perfectly with my life right now. Exactly what I needed to read :) xxxx

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    1. Me too! I actually let go of something that has been making me unhappy lately. Great post Louise! :)

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    2. Exactly the same with me too!!! I love motivational posts!

      Emma Louise xx

      theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Depressing, upsetting moods that are stopping me from living my exciting and happy life.

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  3. This is just what I needed this morning :) I'm going to give it a try. Thank you Louise xoxo

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  4. Love this post! I'm kind of having a crisis on whether I want to continue on with uni or not.. I love interior design but uni is ruining it for me big time! Much love :) xxx

    Em xxx | http://edoublemamurray.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Really needed to read this today. Thanks Louise!

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  6. Absolutely love this post. We've all just got to let go of the negative things from the past and enjoy the many amazing things that are happening to us right now. Thanks for the motivation Louise; Happy Monday :) ♡

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  7. Such a great motivational quote! Lovely post Louise x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  8. Louise, this is just what I needed to read this morning. Control is a big issue for me too and it ends up interfering so much more than people think. Thanks for giving me a lil boost today!
    Ashley Xxx
    http://ashleysantic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/living-in-my-bubble.html

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  9. I let go of a huge part of my life yesterday and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done... It doesn't feel real at all but this post has made me calm down a little and realise that things will be okay so, thank you!

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  10. I think I need to do this with certain areas of my life too, I worry far too much over something trivial and sometimes I just need to let it go. xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  11. There are so many worries I have to let go of, and you're right too, you always feel better!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Thank you again Louise for your inspirational words, exactly what I needed on a Monday morning! And well done to you for letting go of whatever it was that was bothering you! Have a great week!
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  13. So wise! Sometimes it is really the best solution!
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  14. lovely post, i know exactly how you feel! once you realise you can't control everything, suddenly you feel so much more chilled in life!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  15. Unless of course you're holding on to Ryan Gosling...and then you never EVER let go!! Happy Monday. x
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  16. So glad I read this! Had lots on my mind and now I'm on a mission to let anything go that is bothering me, thanks xx

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  17. Its crazy how this relates to me. Last night I finally decided to let go of my awful ex boyfriend- i had been holding onto him for 5 months whilst he used me and seeing this this morning just made me feel like I've done the right thing by letting go and blocking him on everything. Thank you Louise. xox

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  18. It drives me crazy when someone else is at fault for my own disorganisation and there is no way to fix it until they cooperate!

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  19. This is such a good post! I love motivational mondays :) They make me feel really good. I don't know if I'll be letting go of anything this week, but i need to try and worry less :p
    <3 Katie
    http://luvelylittlelulladoll.blogspot.ca/

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  20. I love your Motivational Monday posts - always so thought provoking!
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  21. i definitely need to work on letting things go! great post :)
    i am also in the christmassy spirit (im wearing my christmas leggings as i type this haha
    Emily
    xx
    http://emilyattemptslife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. It really relates to my situation right now. Yesterday night, when I lay in bed I thought about the meaning of life and especially my life choices so far. I was in doubt about if it was the right thing to do letting someone go 2 weeks ago.
    Your post gave me new motivation :)
    Hope you have a nice week!

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  23. great reminder for a Monday :)

    This week I am letting go of beating myself up for not feeling like "exercising"
    allowing myself to eat well even if i do NOT exercise
    letting go of the fact that I am active ,therefore I do not need to schedule a structured workout daily!

    ahhhhhhhhh let it go

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  24. it is motivating indeed :) xx

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  25. Such a sweet blog post :) Good luck!

    www.justanotherstyle.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your Motivational Monday's Louise! You inspired me to them myself, I just posted the first one on my blog today :)

    I think letting go can be one of the hardest things to do, but the times I had to do it, it always turned out to be the right decision!

    XX

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  27. I'm sure I could make a long list f things to let go of but I'm not sure if I'm ready to. It took a while for me to let go of trying to keep control of my environment and I feel better for it. I'm sure other things will be let go too in time. :) xx

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  28. This is beautiful and exactly what I needed to read today.

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  29. Love this post, it is also exactly what I needed to read right now.

    Have a wonderful day. xo

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  30. I love this Louise, it isn't always easy but definitely necessary for moving forward. Have a great week x

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  31. I'm so glad you wrote this post. I haven't seen many similar ones, to be honest. But I think it's really important to address this issue. There is so much people out there who are struggling with this big, heavy boulder of worries and either they're going to let go and drop/move the boulder or it's going to crush them. (or keep crushing them)
    Letting go can easily be one of the hardest things to do. If it's not hard, it probably wasn't as important (or as big of a deal) to the person as they thought. If you can easily flip over that big, heavy looking stone, it was probably made of cardboard. It takes strength to move the real stone even a bit. But, just like you said, baby steps.
    Thank you so much for making this post, Louise. Lots of love xo

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    1. I thought that was really nicely put, that bit about the stone really being "made of cardboard." So true!
      -Emily
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  32. I've been learning this lesson recently as well. I tend to take on everyone else's problems as my own, trying to find a solution for each one all day. It's really quite freeing to just let go, and let others take care of their own responsibilities. The world will carry on just the same.
    Thank you!
    -Emily, from It's Really Rosie
    http://itsreallyrosie.blogspot.com

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  33. This is such a lovely post! I always look forward to these kind of posts, they're such nice pick me ups!

    Lots of love,
    Hira -
    http://www.theartofexisting.co.uk/ xx

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  34. This is such a hard yet necessary step to take sometimes. Even though letting that one thing go may seem like its a boulder right now, one day you can look back and see that it was just a little pebble!

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  38. Lovely post, Louise! I think I will try this out this week and see where it gets me... thanks :) xxxx


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  39. I went to the MJ Premiere and made a cover of "The Hanging Tree - Song" with the original melody :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8mGzPWs6Ew

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  40. love this

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  41. I went to the MJ Premiere and made a cover of "The Hanging Tree - Song" with the original melody :)



    Hanna

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  42. Letting go can be very hard sometimes x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  43. That's fantastic that you can do that. I get so consumed by the little stressful things in life. I needed a bit of motivation today. (:

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  44. I love these motivation monday posts, they are so lovely to read

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  45. Motivational mondays are one of my favourite parts of your blog, this one really helped! Thank You Louise <3

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  46. Yes, yes yes!!! Let go of that negative energy! Inspired post: http://laurenlad.blogspot.com/2014/11/just-let-it-go-enjoy-ride.html x

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  47. I agree!! You only have so many hand to juggle everything in your life with. Letting go of some things is a good thing to do!
    Abby xx
    www.absterdam.blogspot.com

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  48. What a great piece of advice - one I should definitely remember.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  49. Great post Louise! You are such a lovely person, so glad you do amaze posts like these! Love ya Xoxo
    www.amfashionandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  50. These posts are so on point every week! You go Lou :)
    - F - www.elevatorbrain.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. Urgh letting go.. so hard but so necessary to be able to move on
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  52. Thanks for this great reminder. I completely agree. When you let go, you feel lighter and can be more available for the important things.
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  53. A very good idea of motivation! Also a good reminder. Thank you for that. I'll let go all of my negative thoughts. I'll just let go! ♥

    michellifenmore.blogspot.com (Thank you very much for checking out if you do. I appreciate everyone♥)

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  54. These posts always save my monday mood! Love you Louise xxxx

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  55. Motivational mondays are great posts to think about even though it is easier said than done for me! But it's nice to read that you are not the only one who has the same feelings and/or experienced the same feelings at some moments of your life. So thanks, Louise, for these posts and keep them coming :)

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  56. Love your posts, Louise! You're such an inspiration!

    http://benttofly.blogspot.com.ar/

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  57. I need to let go of things I can't control. And this made me think of Frozen "Let it Go" now I'm signing it hehe. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  58. Is it just me that hopes the mystery is that you want to let go of some gas? Go ahead Louise and let it all go!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

    PS- Also now singing Frozen.

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  59. Love motivational Mondays! A lovely pick-me-up to start the week :)

    alexrichwrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. It's not dramatic. Letting go of any negativity whether it be guilt, anger or whatever emotion, can release you and until you do it, you really do not realise how much it drags you down. Onwards and upwards, have a great week :)

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  61. Great post!

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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  62. Love these posts Louise they're so important xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. Haha Louise did you just read my mind? exactly what I needed. you're an amazing person! thank you. xxx
    Dana from www.sinceresphere.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. Thanks Louise! Your posts always inspire me and I love your blog so much :)

    PS: I would LOOOVE it some of you awesome people came and visited: www.bicyclestograpefruit.blogspot.com . Thank you so much!

    XOXO

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  65. Well said.

    Just because some bloggers/vloggers are more in the public eye than others doesn't mean we have to divulge all the gory details. It's not about how you got there, but that you were able to get there and let go. I for one would rather read blogs about HOW they overcame something, not WHAT they overcame.

    Life is about enjoying and embracing everything, despite the crappy bits in between. Great post.

    24 Hours From Home - Travel, Adventures and Beauty

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  66. This was really helpful, I'm the kind of person that never let go things because I feel like letting go = giving up and Give up is not something I'm used to do or that I even like doing. Anyways all I get holding on to certain things is to stress out and get upset and sad which is not good! This really made me see things from another perspective :) xx

    http://beautybytrishh.blogspot.com/

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  67. love that print! thank you so much for the post! :)

    xoxo, kiely

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  68. I love this idea - especially when we as people can get so incredibly caught up with the little things in life! I'm definitely the kind of person to focus on the littlest of things that really don't matter in the long run, and I am a big over-thinker! I'll try this week to let go and allow myself to just be :)

    xx
    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

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  69. Loving this message Louise, holding onto things just causes unnecessary upset and pain, so it's best to let go and move onto hoping for what the future may bring ❤

    dellalovesnutella.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. I love and honestly relate to just about every one of these Motivational Monday's, they really brighten the start of my week!

    ihopeso-blog.blogspot.com

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  71. This week, i let go of the guy who broke my heart. It took me months to realize that if i don't let go, i will never feel better about it. So i wrote one last email on sunday, telling him that i'm done and that i deserved better. Now that i've let go, i already feel better about myself, i know i'm going to be okay

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  72. Love this post!

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  73. This is true, its so hard sometimes xx

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  74. I can completely relate to this post as control is a huge issue for me too. If I feel like I don't have control over something then I end up feeling overwhelmed! I'm glad you've managed to let go of something, I need to take a leaf out of your book and do the same.

    I actually just wrote a blog post similar to this one, on my University experience and mental health issues. It's not something I ever thought I would share, but it's bloggers like you that do discuss these issues, that make me feel like I can share my story too.

    If anybody fancies reading it then I'll pop a link below. xxx

    http://shelbyalexandrax.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/lets-talk-university-and-mental-health.html

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  75. I can relate to you Louise in that I like to micromanage every project I do and know exactly what I'm doing at anyone time so I often have to just leave certain things to see how they pan out as otherwise I get too stressed and panicky.

    fashionablyunknown.com

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    xx Thanks

    Hanna


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    Thank you so much! xx

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  79. you are right as per usual Louise - if anyone would want to follow my blog i'd really appreciate
    francesca2000.blogspot.co.uk
    xoxoxo

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  80. Motivational Mondays are perfect, I love them.
    xo

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  81. Thank you for this post :) you are so right - I wish I could do this at times. I find it really hard to just let go of something. I started blogging only a few weeks ago and I started to obsess over every little thing, would people like it, what would people think, what would friends and family think? Who has unfollowed me on twitter and why etc. It just gets to the point where I need to stop because I can't control what others think. Thank you for this post. Everything you write always seems to be how I'm feeling, thanks hun x

    amzelica.com

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  82. Love this, baby steps, because if we try to get big steps we will messing us.
    I'll do this, I need so much.
    thank you, you help me.

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  83. This is great, definitely something we all should learn :)

    Lipstick and Mocha

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  84. LOVEEE a bitta motivational Monday...always sets me up in a positive mindset for the rest of the week. Thank you Louise!

    brainybeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
    Xx

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  86. This is so relevant! Louise you have such great timing most of the time and its getting canny creepy tho. Love you!
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  87. This is just the motivation I was looking for! Thank you.
    www.eastonsmama.com

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  88. I love this post! I can never let anything go!

    louleecutie.blogspot.co.uk

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  89. it feels so good to let go, but actually getting there is the difficult part..

    Arianne

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  90. just blogwalking.. Nice post and have a nice day :)

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  91. Sometimes I find it so hard to just let go of things, even if I know it's holding me back from new things. I found this really useful, Thank you Louise.
    ezmeslife.blogspot.co.uk

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