Letting Go and Moving Forward Could Be Exactly What You Need…
I’ve had to let go of many things throughout my lifetime, and chosen to move on from others. Letting go and moving on from relationships, ideas, dreams, and goals that no longer served me remain in my memories, but no longer have any power over my thoughts or emotions, and especially my actions.
Letting go and moving on is complex and challenging. But it’s necessary in order to grow and progress in life. Whether a relationship, a job, or a personal belief, letting go of the things that no longer serve you is hard but ultimately rewarding. So today, let’s explore the steps you need to take to let go and move on to a happier and healthier future.
Accept the Inevitability of Change
The first step in letting go and moving on is accepting that change is inevitable. Things will continually change. And because of that, you must be adaptable and open to new experiences. Sometimes it’s tough to let go of the familiar, but acknowledge that change also brings new opportunities and growth.
It’s hard to accept that life changes and that we must adapt. However, there are numerous strategies to help you come to terms with the inevitability of change in your life. My first name, Connie, comes from the Latin for “constant, never changing.” I used this as an excuse for my tendency to be resistant to most any type of change for decades. Now, I accept change with open arms and believe whatever comes into my life will result in a positive outcome. In fact, the art of letting go and moving forward has become my motto!
• Acknowledge change — Acknowledging that change is inevitable is one of the first steps in accepting it. Simply recognize that life constantly changes and that this is out of your control.
• Foster resilience — Resilience is the ability to “bounce back” from adversity. Being resilient in the face of change helps you adjust to it more easily.
• Practice self-awareness — Change can bring about feelings of anxiety, fear, and confusion. Learning to recognize and accept these feelings will help you cope with change.
• Stay open-minded — Openness will make you more receptive to change. In addition, it keeps you positive in…