Whether we start a new book or a new semester we often go into that situation knowing we are going to gain more knowledge and learn more. Learning new information is always a good thing. It allows us to expand and stretch ourselves mentally. What most don’t talk about is unlearning. It’s often less discussed because it makes it seem that we were “wrong”. We believe that any trait or concept we have held on to was meant to serve us at some point. It’s okay to let go what doesn’t serve you but it’s always challenging to truly let go or unlearn certain concepts. When starting the process of unlearning it’s important to assess the traits that you no longer serve you. Be sure this is something you do for yourself. Often times we let the influence of loved ones alter our judgment of what we should let go of or not. If you truly want to make change always remember it should be something you want to do. Below is a summary and step by step guide to unlearning anything that doesn’t serve you. It’s important to remember that this is an ongoing process and you shouldn’t feel the pressure to unlearn overnight.
PROCESS OF UNLEARNING
- Assess the trait/concept that you want to let go of.
- Identify the intention of letting go of the trait/concept.
- Take note of when that trait/concept shows up.
- Create a plan of action of how to unlearn the trait/concept.
- Evaluate where you are (what’s working and not working).
Lots of love,
Jasmine and Phrieda