6 Things To Leave Behind In 2014

FBNattyWow! Another year has come and gone. If you’re like most people at the start of a New Year, you ‘re probably making a list and checking it twice, not to find out who’s naughty or nice, but to bring the New Year in with a ginormous BANG!

You want you’re life to be better. You want to move forward with bigger and bolder strides. You want to shine up there amongst the stars.

So with your new list in tow, you’re ready to conquer the world! A new year, a new chapter of your life is the perfect catalyst for your dreams, hopes, goals and aspirations to magnificently unfold.

As much as you look forward to what is ahead, you also reminisce on what you’re leaving behind. The old year that slowly fades in to the background of your mind, destined to the confines of your memory bank.

But as you look back on the high and lows, the joys and the sorrows, you purposefully take stock and stomp out anything that does not honour or value who you are.

If it doesn’t support, abort and if it doesn’t appreciate, evacuate, is the mantra that plays as a reminder of your self-worth.

You realize it’s time to let go of some of the things that don’t belong in your phenomenal, spanking New Year!

I did the same and so in this blog I share my list of 6 Things To Leave Behind in 2014!

  1. Regrets


Regrets are the heavy weights that keep you enslaved to the past. They are the wudda, cudda shudda’s that obscure your vision and prevent you from seeing the joy in the present moment.

Regrets are what you hold on to when you fail to learn the lesson of your experience. You refuse to move on and so your regrets prevent you from growing in to a better person.

Forget what has happened in the past, you can’t change it now! What you can change is your response to what is happening today so that you won’t have regrets tomorrow!

Leave your regrets behind in 2014 and start making memories that will make you smile for a lifetime! 🙂

  1. Anger and Resentment

Anger and resentment are some heavy, burdensome emotions! They are akin to walking around with a ton of bricks strapped to your back, or an invasive cancer violating your body.

Your existence is lonely and dark when you allow anger to pervade your world. You hold onto it so tightly it blocks good things from flowing to and from you, sabotaging your healthy state of being.

Anger and resentment cause resistance and as long they are present, your swim up stream will be self-defeating, tiresome and endless.

The greatest antidote for anger and resentment is LOVE. When you operate from a place of love, anger and resentment simply fade away. Smiles, sunshine and sparkles are in harmony with your Spirit. 🙂

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Let go of the anger from 2014 and make room for calm and peaceful pleasures!

  1. Negative Thinking


There is an Infinite Power that is around and within you. A creative intelligence that acts on your thoughts much like gravitational force acts on physical objects. Although unseen, it is the sub total of everything that exists and permeates all existence as pure energy.

Pure energy vibrates at different frequencies which makes up your physical and mental world. Your thoughts are nothing more than pure energy vibrating at a phenomenal speed.

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According to the Basic Law of the Universe, ‘Like attract Like’ and responds to your dominant, habitual, thoughts and beliefs. This in turn creates the various conditions that play out as your life.

Here is scientific proof of how your thoughts and intentions affect your physical world.

When your mind is plagued with negative thoughts, you attract the corresponding energy. You quite literally, create the negative events, situations and circumstances in your life. Your negative thinking brings negativity in all its forms.

Kick 2014’s negative thinking to the curb and leave it at the side of the road so you can step in to a fabulous New Year!!

  1. Drama Drama Makes Bad Karma!

Have you ever noticed some people seem to be a magnet to drama and chaos? They thrive on it! Their lives are pretty mundane without the thrilling roller-coaster ride of drama. But here’s the kicker. Drama is part of a complex network that requires some super high maintenance. It needs YOU to keep it going!

It shows up in your relationship drama, friendship drama, family drama, baby mama drama, broke it’s no joke drama and just about any other drama that relies on your involvement to keep the network alive!

Drama is bad Karma because it leaves you flat out exhausted and totally in the wrong space to receive the good things you deserve.

Put yourself on the receiving end of goodness by ditching the drama from 2014.

  1. People Who Bring You Down

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People who bring you down are riddled with pain, jealously, bitterness, anger, resentment, hostility and God knows whatever emotions they carry around to sustain their world of negativity.

Sorry, why would you want to embroil your energy with theirs? ??

Don’t surround yourself with people who want to bring you down. Keep close to those who want to push you so high, they aren’t happy until you are up there amongst the stars!

Surround yourself with people who love and accept who you are.

People who honour your values and appreciate your worth. They respect you because they understand where you have come from, are thankful for where you are and support where you are going.

Align yourself with those who are happy when you succeed and are there for your when you fail. People who accept you unconditionally and walk with you side by side.

~ Those who bring you down should stay in 2014

Time to say goodbye to negative, burdensome and mean

2015 is a brand new day

For healthy relationships, to flow your way! 🙂

  1. An Unforgiving Heart

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. ~Bernard Meltzer

An unforgiving heart is a heavy heart but the only person it weighs down is you!

You hold onto the memories of your transgressor which keeps you locked in a prison of hurt and pain. You become the victim of your own mind-imposed torture and you relive you hell over and over.

Start to Forgive!

Forgiving does not change the suffering experienced in the past or in anyway negates or minimizes it. It does not mean you condone the wrong doings of someone’s action towards you.

Forgiveness has little to do with what the other person deserves and much about what you deserve to give yourself.

Forgiveness is a declaration that you love yourself enough to let it go and move on with your life. You refuse to let anyone rent a space in your mind. You make a conscious choice to live from a place of love and not from a place of darkness.

Forgiveness is an evolution of the heart and quite literally elevates your vibration to match the higher states of consciousness.

Forgive those that hurt you in 2014 and welcome 2015 with a heart as light as a feather!

Now that you know what to leave behind in 2014, your journey in to 2015 will be much less clouded!

You should easily see your way in to good health and relationships that support and nurture you. You will also see the love that surrounds you because like a magnet at the centre of your being, it will now flow freely to you.

My wish for you is to live the life you dream and find the happiness, peace, prosperity and success you deserve.

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Certified Life Coach and Professional Health Coach. Passionate Health and Wellness practitioner for over 20 years. Business entrepreneur and Managing Director. Fitness enthusiast with a love for cycling! Writer (blogger), Poet and Mum.

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19 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    Hi Michelle!
    As usual, your insightful, empowering, and practical tips help elevate my passion in life and business. Positive psychology is so important nowadays, and the concept of self-worth and positive thinking ring true to me. I agree that letting go of negativity and forgiving is essential to keeping those vibration levels high. Find myself struggling with evacuating negative people, as I happen to be closely related to some, but one solution is to minimize their space in my head. One way to evacuate 😉

  2. I leave these things behind daily. Have always started each day fresh. Its been an attitude since childhood.

  3. This is a great list of “Things To Leave Behind.” My top one would be “Negative Thinking.” Our thoughts are powerful and can affect both our physical and mental health. Forgiveness comes in a close second. Excellent article!

  4. Beautiful list of six things we all can be conscious of to shift and move our lives forward, Michelle! Once we become conscious of them and can step back and see where they are stopping us, we have the opportunity to truly transform ourselves to move freely unencumbered into the future. Leaving the past, in the past is the key and so often in our lives, we continue to bring the past into the present, only to create the identical future we are wanting to leave behind. We all need to remember and implement these 6 areas of our lives where we often get so used to the patterns and old habits, that we slip very comfortably back into them, sometimes without realizing we’ve done it again. Incorporating these into our lives makes for a lovely way to start any year, month or day. Thanks for your wise insights in this one!

  5. That is a great list, not only for leaving behind in 2014 but to review more frequently as it lift a huge amount of weight off ones shoulders.

  6. Michee says:

    Here here Heather, it can be tempting to fall back in to old ways of thinking and behaving that limit who we are so why not check in from time to time to ensure we remain on the right road! Thanks for your comments.

  7. Michee says:

    Oh yes! living in the moment brings about a full appreciation of the special gift we call life. It allows you to let go of the past because you know it has gone and as for the future, it has not yet happened. You celebrate the only moment that is real with vigour, excitement and passion creating the ultimate expression of freedom, inside and out! Thank you Beverley for your insights and remarkable perspective. 🙂

  8. Such great ideas for releasing and leaving them in 2014. I know it was tough releasing folks who no longer served a positive purpose in my life. It was odd how I just let them continue leeching in their negativity. Now there is more space for more supportive and positive people. That makes for a great start to 2015! 🙂

  9. What a fantastic list of really important things to leave behind and NOT bring in to the new year!!! I love #4! Who loves drama? Thanks for sharing this awesome tips!!

  10. Sharise says:

    Thank you for sharing these things gs to leave behind. I could feel your positive energy through the article. I am a huge believer in laws of attraction..we attract what we think about, taking care of our thoughts and we are the sum of our 5 closest friends. I love how this article highlights personal responsibility and how “YOU” are the common denominator in each situation. Great read!

  11. Michee says:

    Thank you so much for your comments Sharise. I love the the idea of being the sum total of our 5 closest friends. Thinking of mine, they really do mirror my own qualities and that’s no coincidence! I do pour my heart and soul into what I write, so I’m happy that you felt it between the lines! Like you, I believe, we are what we create by our thoughts, actions and intentions 🙂

  12. Michee says:

    Thanks for your comments Joan and I’m right with you on number 4. I left that way behind years ago and have never looked back since! 🙂

  13. Michee says:

    Thank you A. Lynn. Releasing negativity is so freeing and as you say, makes room for friends who love and support you and are happy when you’re flying way up there in the sky. It was one of the promises I made to myself at the beginning of the year to let go of people who don’t care about me, that way, I can give more energy to the ones that do! 🙂

  14. Michee says:

    Thank you Alexandra. Our thoughts are very powerful and so I agree, negative thinking is such a heavy burden to carry around. Not only does it affect you, but it affects the energy field of those around you as well. Forgiveness is healing to your Soul and like you, is very high on my own priority list.:)

  15. Michee says:

    Good for you Roslyn, who’d want to carry around such heavy baggage everyday?! I love the concept of welcoming each day anew! Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  16. I definitely agree with leaving these things behind and make it a daily practice to do so. Striving to reach your goals successfully requires you to shake off all negativity and move forward whether it be by baby steps or giant leaps.

  17. When I learned the lesson about “drainers, ” I was set free. You see, there are people who are givers or takers. Some are both and these are the ones I wanna keep in my life. The takers? I have filtered those out. They can go “take” from someone else. I love helping people that want to be help but these are a total different breed! Great post, loved reading it. 🙂

  18. Michee says:

    Definitely saying NO to negativity in 2015 and for good. Thank you for your comments Coach Niquenya

  19. Michee says:

    Thank you Norman, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I’m definitely on board with you about leaving the takers behind! Who needs ’em! We need to fill our lives with positive friends who are supportive and happy to share the journey with us even when it’s all the way to the moon!:)

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