What kind of things do you hold onto for too long?
Learning To Let Go Of Things That No Longer Serve Me
It could be physical objects with memories attached, that old pair of jeans two sizes too small taunting you from the back of your closet or the dress you wore when you turned sixteen. (Guilty as charged on the dress!)
I find myself unwilling to let go of the dress I wore to my high school graduation when I’d just turned sixteen. Even though I know I won’t lose the memories of that day without the dress some part of me wants a physical reminder of the person I was at sixteen.
Some people hold onto emotions such as anger, fear or worry. These type of emotions weigh us down and make it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
Learning to let go of my fear of hospitals after my botched surgery has taken a long time but I feel that I’ve made some progress. Circumstances this year meant I’ve spent lots of time in hospitals, both as the patient and as the support. It was horribly stressful but it helped me reevaluate my fear.
What about relationships? Do you find yourself unwilling to move forward, scared to let go of the past?
When my best friend of twenty-three years decided to ghost me it taught me a couple valuable lessons, ultimately we don’t know anyone but ourselves and it’s a good idea to have more than one friend. I’m so grateful this experience forced me to open myself up, allowing new people to enter my life.
What about all of those “friends” on social media you follow? Are they helping you in any way? Or are they simply making you doubt yourself and question your life choices?
I decided to let go of Facebook and Twitter a long time ago. I’ve kept my accounts as I’m able to post automatically to them when I have a new blog post however I stopped visiting and commenting. Honestly, it was a relief and I don’t miss it at all.
Sadly Instagram picked up where Facebook and Twitter left off. I’ve discovered that if I spend too much time on Instagram I feel bad about myself and my life. I’ve chosen to limit the time I interact on social media and ensure that I follow accounts that are positive and make me happy. My favourite account right now is Brussels Sprout but there are quite a few dog accounts I follow which never make me feel inadequate.
Learning to let go of things that no longer serve me or my life is an ever evolving process but I’m committed to improving my life, not cluttering it.
How about you?
Do you hold onto things for too long?
If so, what are you holding onto?
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians!