Often letting go can be one of lifes many challenges. Being able to let go, whether it be of a person, event, idea, circumstance or misunderstanding, it is a trait that no one can teach you and yet everyone should learn how to do. Many people get caught up in life and forget that it may only take a couple steps of action to clear your mind and soul. Some circumstances take much longer to let go of but with some help, you may start to notice a change in your life. Take for example that friend. Everyone has the friend that some highschool boyfriend stole from you or the boss that is constantly on your back that you just cant let go of. They are always on your mind and come back to haunt you as you lay awake in bed…. Don’t worry. It’s normal. Most people have trouble letting go of many different things in their life. Here are a few different steps to help you try and let go and live life to the fullest, without worrying all the time. The world will keep spinning if you dont get that project done at work or if you dont get married to the perfect guy before age 30. Let’s take a look at ways to ‘let go’ together.
According to Lori Deschene, we as people “create and maintain problems because they give us a sense of identity.” Valid argument. I suppose that makes sense when you think about it – its just putting it into that perspective that seems difficult. She recommends some rather fascinating but awkward solutions to not being able to let go. First off, cry. That’s right – scream it out. Learn a new hobby or skill is also bound to take your mind off the situation. Use meditation and physical activity to increase endorphins. Let go of anger, simultaneously make a list of everyone wonderful you have ever done; Add to your list every day! Let yourself rant about the issue for a certain amount of time and then dont discuss it again. Sign up for a group activity or go to the spa.
There are many ways to try and let go of whatever it is that is lingering over your future. Try to make a change, stay positive and embrace life. You only get one chance to live life, so let go of any of the negativity and issues that bring down your spirit. Smile.
“Let go of the things that can no longer be fixed. Holding on is being brave but sometimes moving on makes you even braver.” – Author Unknown