Do you ever feel like something is holding you back from actually getting on with life? Something gnawing away at the back of your mind or in your heart that just won’t let you go? Something or someone holding you back from happiness?
Most of us at some time in our life need to go through the process of letting go. It might be letting go of a loved one who has passed away, letting go of a toxic relationship or letting go of the negativity in our life.
We all have dreams and want to move forward with our lives but until we fully let go of what is holding us back, we will stay in the same place.
Sometimes letting go can be painful or requires change and that is why we resist it. Perhaps we feel guilty ‘letting go’ of a loved one who has died, because we fear with time our memories of them will fade, or we don’t want to face the finality. Perhaps we are harbouring resentment and bitterness which is twisting us up inside and preventing us from being happy.
We fear the future or change and so reluctantly hold on to something which is not healthy for our mental and spiritual health.
We have been taught not to give up but sometimes we need to walk away from unhealthy relationships no matter how hard it may be.
6 Reasons to Let Go, Accept & Move Forward
1. Improved mental state
Once you let go you immediately feel a load has been lifted and you feel lighter. The cloud hanging over you has gone.
Letting go and accepting paves the way for a positive future with new possibilities
3. You deserve to be happy
You will never be happy if you are holding resentment, or trying to hold onto something that is no longer there. You deserve happiness in life and ‘letting go’ is the start to a new and exciting future.
4. No Regrets
Research has shown that living without regrets may be a key to healthy aging http://www.livescience.com/19788-regrets-healthy-aging.html
5. Less stress and anxiety
When you let go and accept you feel less stressed and anxious. Your blood pressure lowers and your immune system improves.
6. Improved self-esteem
You have made a decision and can now move forward in your life. You had the courage to take that decision even though it may have been frightening or painful.
“Do you have something that you really need to let go of in order to have a healthier and happier life?”
Here is a post I found on tinybuddha.com suggesting 40 Ways to let go and feel less pain
As Queen Elsa in the movie Frozen sings: Let it Go! In the movie, Elsa realizes that she doesn’t need to hide her abilities and declares herself free of all restrictions she has put up with since childhood. She celebrates being able to use her power and to let go of her past. https://youtu.be/L0MK7qz13bU
What is one thing that you can let go of today?
Join me tomorrow for ‘M’ is for Motivation – How to keep motivated when you just want to stay under the covers.