I told myself this year to learn to let things go and so far I think I’m doing well. I am no longer wasting time by dwelling on the what ifs and the reactions to situations long gone by replaying them in my head or discussing them with friends. There is nothing worse than wasted time, especially when life is short, channel your efforts into something else.
Things are trivial
Will the situation you’re in now matter in a months, years or ten years time?
Reflect, learn from it and move on.
I was in a situation a few months ago, which, I won’t delve into much, but I realised how petty I could be if I wanted to. I took time before I reacted, reflected, pressed send and realised you know what… it’s really not that deep. In the long-run, this won’t matter, so I let it go. Now, I look back and I’m proud of myself for not reacting on pure emotion in the heat of the moment.
Forgive and forget?
Sometimes letting go is letting go to the person, place or thing that’s hurting you. That ‘grudge’ you have is your mind telling you to let go. So, if your life feels better without it, let it go.
Time is my answer to letting go. What is yours?
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