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Learn To Let Go With Help From Cheri Timmons

Let Go, So You Can Hold on to What You Truly Want

What are you currently holding onto?



Negative self-talk?


A scarcity mindset?


Feelings of inadequacy?

When your attention is focused on tightly held, limiting beliefs and negative emotions there is not enough room to also hold on to what you truly want.

So, you are going to have to put something down.

Imagine this:

Your arms are filled with heavy grocery bags filled with fear, others’ expectations of you, worry, inadequacy and more.  With your arms already filled, how will you be able to hold a bag that is filled with your dreams, images of goals being accomplished, healthy relationships, wellness, healing, growth and possibility?

You will need to put something down, so that you can pick up and hold onto what you truly want.

How?  It is an inside job that starts with your thoughts.  

Use this 4-part framework to begin training yourself to let go of what is not serving you, so that you can pick up and hold on to what you truly want.

  1. Identify 1 thing you are holding onto (ex: self-doubt, fear)

  2. Say, “Today, I let go of _________.” (fill this blank with that thing you are holding onto)

  3. Identify 1 thing you want (ex: confidence, peace of mind)

  4. Say, “And I pick up _________.” (fill this blank with what you want instead)

Example: “Today, I let go of self-doubt.  And I pick up the belief that I can do it.”

Repeat these steps for any other limiting beliefs you keep playing in your mind.

This may feel awkward at first.  But practice makes better.  Keep doing this and it will become a new way of thinking and viewing yourself.  

Change your thoughts and you will change your reality!

Cheri Timmons is a Greensboro Downtown Parks program partner. The work she does with us is critical to providing FREE wellness programming to our park community. As we make our way through these unprecedented times, consider how you might support local Greensboro non-profits like us, as well as local businesses, artists, entrepreneurs like Cheri, makers, and more. We'll continue to bring you free programming through our digital platforms and look forward to having you join us and Cheri back in the parks soon!

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