How to let things go – is this something you have struggled with. It has been a lifelong problem for me learning how to let the bad things go froom toxic friendships to unhealthy relationships with family members – even romantic relationships.
How to let things go – effective tips
Let’s talk today about how to let things go and look at some ways to make this process so much easier for you (and for me too)
The problem with holding on to our emotions – How to let things go
I feel it is just so important to learn how to let things go. I know I hold onto so much that weighs me down and I need to feel lighter and freer and less trapped by the weight of these emotions i hold in and onto,
It is going to take some work to change the patterns of a lifetime but I do believe the saying if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you have always got.
And that needs to change and so do we.
As humans, our emotions and feelings help us a lot in life- they help us understand situations better, make sense of the world around us and help us decide what to do next. But sometimes, these emotions can get a bit too difficult to handle, and if you can relate, chances are, you are a sensitive person.
If you too, have been experiencing trouble letting go of difficult emotions and ‘moving on’ from what doesn’t seem to serve you anymore, here’s some help. Read on to discover how by simply observing your emotions, you can let go of them and find the freedom you want!
How to let things go – Identify & Observe
So what do we need to do to get this process moving?
Intense emotions can often be difficult to identify- is it anger? Is it frustration? Worry? Sadness? Grief? The lines between them all tend to become blurry, and if you’re actively looking for ways to ‘let go’ of those emotions, you first need to take the time out to identify them.
Give your emotions a name- and in your mind’s eye, try to give it a shape, a form. Imagine pulling that emotion out of yourself, your body, and it standing 5 feet away from you. Try to make sense of it- and then simply observe, without judgement. Talk to it if you must, pen down your emotions if that helps, and just be- don’t struggle to do anything- getting rid of it, pushing it away or just anything at all. Just stay and be. Just observe.’
Knowing how to let things go begins with observing what needs to leave – this is sucha n implrtant dstep do not skip it really give time for pause and reflection – what needs to go
Reflect & Release
If we truly discovered the benefits of silent reflection for our mind and body, we would give it the respect it truly needs.
Spending some time alone, just reflecting on life, your emotions and situations can help you in so many ways- it can get you to feel more comfortable in general, get insights about yourself as an individual, find the root cause of your negative emotions and in turn, emerge as a stronger, wiser individual.
Where do your emotions start?
Make it a point to spend 15 minutes at least, uninterrupted, and make sense of where your emotions stem from, without judging yourself or the situation. Once you’ve done that and reached that stage, you’ll automatically be able to release and ‘free’ yourself from that emotion.
Consider this practise nothing less than a huge investment for yourself- you’ll see how it makes you more grounded and centered, and how you’re able to handle better whatever life throws your way.
How it Really Helps to know how to let things go
Humans, being lovers at heart, are always seeking for happiness and peace. Doing this- just observing emotions for a short while can bring you a little closer to that peace and happiness you crave. It can give you that time you need to heal yourself, and allows you to separate yourself from those dominant emotions that you feel, helping you rediscover yourself.
Living in this newfound awareness can be an exhilarating and refreshing experience for anyone who’s being stuck with processing and trying to make sense of their intense emotions.
More ways to learn to let things go
I hope you have found my post on how to let things go useful. You can find more of my health and wellbeing posts here and more on managing stress here
I hope this post on how to let things go has proved helpful. You might also like my post on how to release emotions stuck in your body
Over to you
I do always love to hear from you and I am so keen to hear your wisdom around what you do to keep yourself light and free – or indeed if this is something you struggle with. Do leave me a comment and join in the conversation.
Tell me your thoughts on this and your experiences – what did o did not work for you x