We have a personal mantra that we say to each other in a helpful way after venting about a problem…”let it go”. It applies to so many situations in life but is sometimes hard to do. It is so important towards your goal of inner peace and a happy life, it’s worth giving a try. Some people hold on to hurts from childhood, others may be recent problems from job related issues to family difficulty. They are real hurts, not to be diminished, but dwelling on them for days, months or even years only hurts you. By not moving forward, you become stuck in an unhappy frame of mind.
We can’t change the past, only how we live today. Here’s a thought – have a big venting session with someone close to you, your spouse, sibling or friend about what is bothering you, something you’re having a hard time letting go of. Tell them just to listen if they can, and help you to get it all out in a constructive way. Then say to yourself or out loud, “I’m letting this go now”. Each time it creeps into your mind, try to repeat that phrase. Focus on the good, positive things in your life. Do whatever it is that gives you joy; cooking, your favorite hobby, tv show or taking a long walk. You are not ignoring the hurt, you are choosing to let it go. Regain your well-being and happy sense of self. Keep your joy!