Over the past year, I have fallen in love with yoga. In establishing a regular practice, a lot of yogic philosophies have infiltrated their way into my life. One of those philosophies is on giving the exhale as much power as the inhale.

A major part of exhaling is the importance of letting go of your breath and the things that no longer serve you.

Some things are hard to let go of: a job that I love but isn’t right for me anymore, a cat that I really love but isn’t right for me anymore, a relationship with a guy that I love but isn’t right for me anymore.

Some things are easy to let go of: a job that has never been a good fit, that shirt that I bought but never wore because I don’t like how it makes me feel, and exhales. Exhales are always easy.

But in the end, letting go is always the right choice. I’ve found that my life flows so much easier when I am not carrying around extra baggage. Today I’m exhaling and letting go of an easy thing and a hard thing. The easy thing: a job that is not the right fit. The hard thing: a steady paycheck. I know that both will bring me unexpected windfalls of abundance.

What can you exhale and let go of today?