Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do.
It really depends on what or whom you need to let go of. And it’s not the physical part of it, it is all emotional. And reigning in our emotions can be scary and challenging.
Sometimes letting go means choosing one thing over another, or one path over another. It means deciding not to focus on something that is not serving any purpose and allowing yourself the freedom to move on. Talking to someone outside of your circle of family and friends is sometimes the best way to get unbiased support and advice.
Of all the things you may need to let go of, a habit—especially a bad one will result in a good outcome. If it is a change in your diet, or smoking, or maybe adding exercise into your daily routine it is essential that you let go of the habit that is preventing you from enjoying better health and therefore a better quality of life.
Sometimes letting go, includes forgiveness. Sometimes you need to forgive someone that isn’t even sorry. Or accept an apology that will never come. While it seems unfair, its necessary in order to move on. Holding on to resentment only hurts you. The important thing here is for you to let go and move on.
We hold on to past experiences, even when they are negative and upsetting. We play them back over and over again. Holding on to the past serves no good purpose, and the sooner we let go, the sooner we can move on.
Letting go of a place that has become as familiar as your favourite blanket and as comfortable as your everyday pair of shoes can be tough. There are memories in every corner of fun times, tears and laughter. For whatever reason you need to move on, remember that the memories will always be there. You will discover new places, have new experiences and gather new memories.
When it comes to letting go of a person, out of all the things that you can let go, that surely is the tallest order of all. You may have hit a wall in a relationship with someone. There was a time you were in love with that person, and at one point you come to realise that it is time to move on, and let that person go.
That person might be someone who is sick or aged and weakened so much, that it is better to let them go. It takes a lot of strength to allow yourself to let that person go. You dearly want to hang on and on, hoping for a better day. But when that day is not on the horizon, the best thing you can do is let them go.
We will all struggle with the concept of letting go at some point in our lives. But doing so results in true freedom and the power to move forward.