Health and Wellness: Letting Go

With all of the dysfunction, stress and imbalance going on around the globe we certainly could use a bit more happiness in our hearts. The work in my therapy practice is all about letting go, regeneration and remembering. Here are some tips about what to LET GO of to create a happier you! We are all told that happiness is a choice, but when we are bogged down with negative thoughts, emotions and fears we have a difficult time recognizing happiness when it’s right in front of us. Free up space to allow more room for happiness.  

Are you Ready to Let Go?
Let Go of Worry. Where thoughts go, energy flows. Worry is investing time and energy in something you don’t want to have happen. This is counter intuitive. Think and Feel what you want to happen. Learn to let go and trust. 

Let Go of Gossiping. 100 percent of the time, those sharing gossip withyou will gossip about you. When you believe what other people tell you about someone is naive. It’s usually negative and brings out the worst in everyone.  Gossip is like gambling everything on a horse sight unseen. Ask yourself, “Are you wishing someone unwell?” Because if you are, that is the energy you’re feeding yourself, and actually wishing yourself unwell.
Let Go of what Other People Think of You. Spending time worrying what others think is a waste of energy. You’ll never please everyone and it’s none of your business what others think of you. And although you may think people are thinking about you, most of the time this is not true. Honestly, no one really cares or watches you that closely. Let go of this insecurity. Let this go and live your life to the most authentic self you can be and become amazed at how much happiness this will allow into your life.
Let Go of Trying to Please Everyone. Unless you are living life to the beat of your own drum, your tribe will not be able to find you! When you strive to be the best version of YOU that you can be, you will naturally attract in the people that are supposed to surround you. This definitely creates happiness!  

Let Go of Taking Things Personally. You have probably heard someone tell you, “The world does not evolve around you.” When people have a “reaction” they are experiencing their own issues in accordance to what is happening around them, much like a mirror.  This is very different from choosing how to respond. Most people’s “reactions” have absolutely nothing to do with you, so, instead of taking it personal, allow yourself to observe and realize that it’s just not about you!

Let Go of the Past. This is probably the most challenging to let go of, yet absolutely the most rewarding. We have all been hurt, and all of us have been though “hell”… and back! We have all had parents that made mistakes when we were growing up. We allowed in beliefs from our parents, teachers, religions, television, books and society without consciously realizing it. Most of the neural pathway patterns in the brain are created by the age 6, and become more embedded as we get older. Begin choosing what you want to let in you can begin to change the neural pathways. Your mind only knows what it knows, and it does not know what it does not know. Begin to tell your mind something different and stop listening and allowing those old voices in your head to continue to lead your experiences and feelings in life.  

Letting Go of the anger, fear, control, resentment and clutter in our lives allows the space for our lives to flow. Holding on to these lower vibrational emotions is like burning a hole in your hand as you hold onto it. It creates a rigidity that ages you.  Move it all out once and for all and let the happiness and joy surface and shine through.  

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