Have you ever held onto something so tight, it’s as if it causes you more pain to keep it than it does to let it go?
That’s when you’re supposed to release it. And yet, it feels almost impossible to actually do that a lot of the time.
Instead of releasing a person, a situation, a toxic job… we tend to keep it because we’re more scared of the unknown than what is known.
A lot of people stay in shitty situations because of the sentiment: “Better the devil you know, than the devil you don’t.”
It gives an excuse to tolerate bullshit that we don’t have to, but that we choose to.
When something takes up too much negative space in my brain, I know it’s time to reevaluate what is in my environment.
Letting go takes time and is very much an internal process, I use these tools to help:
✨ Want to dig deeper? Meditate. I truly think that we know when it’s time to let go of something, even if we don’t want to admit it to ourselves.
✨ Intuitively, if you listen to yourself, the answers are all there. We just get caught up in the noise of what is going on around us or what others think, to see it at times.
✨ When something is no longer easeful and bumps into roadblocks without any sort of improvements, write about it. Are you noticing a trend with the roadblocks?
✨ Write it out. What is taking up so much mental space? Optional to tear it up or burn it.
What do you do to release?