The “We Don’t Give a Crap” Rule. ~ Judi G. & The Hippie
Nine months ago I did an experiment of “Doing things differently for 30 Days”. Yesterday I was thinking that it was time for me to do another “30 of Something”. I didn’t know what I wanted the “something” to be until I heard my friend talk about a rule her and her husband came up with called "The We Don't Give a %*@K (Crap) Rule" regarding an annual BBQ they've hosted for 14 years.
They found that over time, they started focusing more on things being "perfect" for their guests, worrying that their guests wouldn't have a good time if things weren't "perfect". My friend started taking an entire week off work to clean, cook, and basically fret over making sure everything was just right. She found that her and her hubby started bickering more and more each year as they prepared for the event and started to question if it was worth it. This year she decided to try something new. My friend and her hubby came up with the "We Don't Give a Crap Rule". They decided that rather than worrying about everything being "perfect" and not enjoying themselves, they would focus on enjoying themselves and not worry about anything being "perfect".
This year my friend didn't take any time off work. She didn't stress about the cleanliness of her home or amount of food being served (by the way, this is party that is on the porch AND it's a potluck), there was no bickering with her hubby, AND she had a FABULOUS time!
I think we can all learn a little something from the "We Don't Give a Crap Rule". It isn’t about not giving a crap about anything. It’s about not giving a crap about being perfect. It’s about letting go of the old stories we tell ourselves about what we “should” be doing in order to win the approval of others. Or even that we need the approval of others in order to be happy with ourselves. It’s about not giving a crap about things that we hold onto even if their not for our Highest Good.
This whole "giving a crap" about what others think has been an issue for me for a long time. When I heard this story I thought I'd try “Not Giving a Crap for 30 Days”. My spiritual advisor, Jackie, suggested I try “Letting Go for 30 Days”. I think that fits much better. There are so many little things that would benefit me to "let go" of. From behaviors and actions to thoughts and emotions that no longer serve my Highest Good, as well as physical clutter in my home and studio. I have no idea what this "30 Day Challenge" is going to look like, however I'll let you know next month.
What are things that you could let go of today? What thoughts, beliefs, or old stories are you still holding on to that no longer serve your Highest Good? Is there any physical clutter that you could get rid of?
I've heard that once we let go of the things that no longer serve our Highest Good, we feel as though a heavy weight has been lifted off our shoulders. I wish it were that easy. Since I know that I could use a little assistance, I'm putting out an Intention Statement and I invite you to do so as well.
“For the next 30 Days, I intend that I let go of at least one thing everyday that no longer serves my Highest Good. I ask that the things I let go of are for the Highest & Greatest Good of all ~ The Universe, Myself, and anyone else concerned.”
So Be It & So It Is!
And As Always,
Peace, Love, & Lots of Hugs!
KC Bushnell has been teaching Pilates for 17 years and has unknowingly been on a path of self-discovery just as long. The last decade of her life, self-empowerment has been at the forefront of her life everyday.