There are a few reasons why letting go of something is often difficult. Whether it is a relationship, a job, a habit or an idea of what the future should be like, letting go can feel like a big, heavy weight.
When it comes to relationships, the hardest part can be letting go of what you think you know about someone and the way they’ve been in your life. You might be tempted to try and salvage the situation, or you may have some regrets about how things went down.
The problem with this is that if you try to change what happened with someone, you are taking away their freedom. You are also making it harder for them to let go of the pain and move on.
Another reason letting go can be hard is because you are holding onto things that don’t serve you. For example, a job that makes you unhappy, a person you’ve had in your life for years who doesn’t fit in with your values anymore, or a dream lifestyle that you haven’t been able to achieve yet.
Why it’s important to talk about your feelings
It’s easy to get swept up in the emotions that come from feeling pain or hurting someone else. That’s why it’s so crucial to find a trusted friend or therapist who you can talk to about what has happened.
Getting the support you need to make this tough decision can help you move forward in your life with greater peace. It can also be beneficial to write down your thoughts and feelings, so that you can identify where your issues lie and how they’re impacting your daily life.
Here are 5 Ways Letting Go Helps You More Forward
1. The first step can be the hardest. If you’ve been feeling stuck in a situation that requires you to let go, you may feel like it’s impossible. But the truth is that letting go can actually help you move forward..Often, the things that are holding us back are nothing more than dead weight. They’re things that we once believed would make us happy or bring us joy, but we’ve since learned that these things are only holding us back.
2. It allows you to see the whole picture. When we stay stuck in negative thoughts and emotions, it can negatively impact our mental health. It can also keep us from experiencing joy and happiness in the present moment, which can make it difficult to move forward.
3. It gives you more space for growth
When you are able to let go of negative feelings, you can open yourself up to experiences that will help you grow. This can include new relationships, new jobs, or even just decluttering your closet.
4. It helps you become more confident
When you start to see the whole picture of a situation, it can be easier to accept whatever outcome arises. This can be especially helpful for people who are highly attached to specific outcomes in their life.
5. It can help you be more empathetic
When you can see the situation from another person’s perspective, you can start to empathize with them and understand why they might have acted in the way that they did. This can be particularly helpful when you are learning to let go of someone who is no longer healthy for your emotional health.
Letting go and moving forward are both imperfect processes. It’s our ability to let go of perfectionism and control, then decide to embrace change and keep the pressure on ourselves at a lower level.
Remember, forward progress is progress and always give yourself grace!
Wendy Bjork, founder of HeartsofWellness.com/you is a pioneer in advocacy and mentorship. Wendy is leading a global revolution of women walking in purpose and peace as she illumines their path ahead with the light of HOPE: Harmony, Options, Peace & Empowerment.
She empowers women to step into their boldness, stand in their resilience and own their Truth. Through Wendy’s guidance, they are finally seen, heard and understood.
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