Making the decision to let go is often one of the bravest things we can do. When we're able to let go of what's no longer serving us, we make room for better things to come. This might be a negative or toxic relationship, a friendship that's gone sour, an unhappy job, or material items that are no longer useful to us. It can be difficult to let go, but when we do, we place our trust in the universe that better things are on their way.
There comes a time in everyone's life when it's important to let go of things that no longer serve you. Letting go can be difficult, but it's often necessary in order to move on and live a happier, healthier life.
Letting go does not mean forgetting or forgiving, but rather it is about accepting that the experience happened and that it is over. It is also important to let go of things that are no longer serving you in the present. If you are holding onto a grudge or carrying around unnecessary baggage, it will be difficult to live in the present moment and fully enjoy your life.
If you're anything like me, you may have a tendency to hold on to things long after they've stopped serving you. Whether it's an article of clothing you haven't worn in years or a grudge you can't seem to forget, letting go can be difficult. But it's important to remember that holding on to these things isn't doing you any favors. In fact, hanging on to old baggage can actually prevent you from moving forward and living your best life.
So how do you let go of the things that are no longer serving you?
First, it's important to identify what these things are. Once you've done that, try to think about why you're holding on to them in the first place. Is it out of fear or attachment?
Once you've identified the reason, it will be easier to let go. For example, if you're holding on to an old grudge, ask yourself if it's worth sacrificing your own happiness just to hold onto something that isn't serving you. If the answer is no, then it's time to let it go.
Activities to help you let go:
Write a letter to the person/people you are letting go of and describe in detail why they are no longer a positive aspect in your life. (But don't actually send it)
Art therapy exercise for letting go - Draw a circle in the middle of your paper. On the inside of the circle write/draw/collage all the things you need/want to keep in your life. On the outside of the circle, write/draw/collage the things or people you need to let go of.
Set boundaries with people you need to let go of. Say no to invitations from them.
Create monthly goals to help yourself overcome bad habits so you can track your progress and stay motivated to fulfill your monthly goals.
Of course, letting go isn't always easy. But it's important to remember that holding onto things that no longer serve you is only holding you back from living your best life. So make the decision to let go, and see what amazing things come your way.
"Sometimes the best way to be happy is to learn to let go of things you tried hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you." ~ Anonymous