Letting go is one of those things which is far easier said than done, however, it remains an important necessity in life.
Healthy relationships require you to let go and move forward, as does maintaining a healthy mindset overall.
Today we will detail fourteen clear and easy steps which will equip you with all the tools that you need to let go of a person, emotion or memory, that you have been holding onto.
Letting go of these things will lead to greater freedom and clarity in your life and increase your chances of a much more successful romantic life!
Stay tuned to hear all the tricks and tips!
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Perhaps the first most important step to letting go is to create a meaningful distance between yourself and whatever it is you’ve been holding onto.
It’s almost impossible to let go if you’re constantly being exposed to the very thing that you’re trying to forget.
If it’s an ex, delete their number and social media. These steps may seem bold and unnecessary but they will help to create a sense of separation in your mind.
If it’s a negative memory, consider removing any pictures or memorabilia which you associated with the event.
Creating distance both physically and psychologically is fundamentally important to letting go.
Focus on you
To really move on from something, you have to stop focussing on that thing and instead focus on YOU.
Investing your time and energy into yourself and your well-being is absolutely one of the best things that you can do. Rather than wasting your precious energy on the past, you should look to how you can be the best version of yourself in the present.
This will look different for everyone, you could pick up a new hobby, take a vacation, start a new job, read some great books…
Make sure your number one priority is yourself.
Give yourself grace
It is important to give yourself grace during these periods of healing and moving on.
You can’t expect it to be an overnight event. The process of letting go is often a long and painful one. It is totally normal (and ok) to feel great one day and upset the next.
Remember healing is not a race but a journey, take your time and be gentle with yourself.
Stay in the present
It is super important to stay in the present when your focus is on letting go. It is so easy to get swept into thinking about the past, but this is what keeps you stuck.
To let go, you truly have to relinquish any ties you have to the past. Don’t dwell on past memories, or spend hours scrolling through old texts or pictures.
This will only delay the healing process and make it much harder for you to let go.
You can only control yourself
An important mantra to hold in life is the knowledge that we are only ever in control of ourselves.
You cannot (and should not attempt to) control the actions, beliefs or behaviour of others. In the same way, it is important to remember that you’re not responsible for the way that someone reacts to you.
Maybe you had a past relationship which ended on a rather sour note, whilst this is never a nice thing to experience; your focus should always be on YOUR response to the situation, rather than anyone else’s.
Remember the only person you have any control over, is you.
Accept what you can’t change
Similar to the previous point, it is important to keep in mind that some things you simply cannot change.
Therefore, there is no need to stress or worry about them. What you cannot change you should instead accept and make peace with, whatever that scenario may look like.
Remember, you can’t go back in time. What is, will be.
Don’t worry about what others think
One of the most freeing mindsets you can adopt is the ability to no longer care about what anyone else thinks about you.
This may seem brash and unreasonable, but for the most part, other people’s opinions don’t matter.
When you accept this as fact, it is far easier to let go.
A great example of being totally carefree can be found in the observation of toddlers and young children.
They are at such peace with themselves and the world around them that they have no room for doubt, worry or fear. They live in the moment and follow their heart’s desire and natural instincts.
If you want to truly let go, stop worrying! Do whatever it is that you need to do to get out of the rut that you find yourself in.
Embrace your inner-child and follow their lead!
This is a really tough one, perhaps the hardest from this whole list.
Whilst some may disagree, to truly let go you have to forgive whoever has wronged you.
The reason forgiveness is so important is because the opposite can look like years of bitterness and resentment.
Holding on to grudges and past grievances means that there will always be a part of you stuck in the past. Whilst this part of you remains in the past, you will never be able to truly heal and let go.
So, to fully let go you must first forgive.
Embrace the negative emotions, then let go
Following suit, part of the healing process requires you to face your emotions rather than avoiding them. This can be very uncomfortable and will likely feel very unnatural for many, but it is crucial.
You should embrace whatever emotions you have associated with this experience, name them and take note of each of them but do not dwell on them.
Once you have allowed yourself to feel all these emotions, let them go. They no longer have a place with you,
This will likely be a freeing and rather mediative exercise and help you to release any pent-up negativity.
Be mindful of the things that you say and think.
Remember to keep your mind in the present and focussed on the things that are in your control.
Whenever a negative thought creeps into your mind, replace it with a positive and uplifting one.
Control your mind rather than allowing your mind to control you.
Keep positive people in your life
The people you have in your inner circle can make the world of difference when you’re trying to move on.
Maintain relationships which feel positive, uplifting and encouraging and distance yourself from any which feel the opposite.
Positivity breeds positivity.
Speak to people who will give you good advice and who won’t allow you to dwell on the past. If possible, plan some fun and light-hearted activities with positive friends or family members, to help keep your mind off of any negativity and redirect your focus.
It can also be great to have some positive people in your life who you remain accountable to; this way, whenever you find yourself slipping back into your negative thinking patterns, you can turn to them for a much needed reality check.
Talk about it
Perhaps an obvious but very important point – make sure you talk about the situation at hand and your feelings around it.
Don’t keep it all pent up inside.
Talking through things is very freeing and therapeutic in itself, it can help you to more clearly understand and label your thoughts and feelings and process all the emotions which come with them.
It can also be super helpful to hear a third-party perspective on the situation, as sometimes we are so stuck in our own narrative, we fail to see a person or event for what it really is.
Remember the sky is the limit
Ultimately, it’s down to you to remember that the sky is the limit!
You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to. Including letting go of past relationships and toxic situations.
Often we cling to things out of fear – but you don’t have to!
Being able to let go of the past is an incredibly healthy character trait and will make you far more desirable to future romantic partners.
Remember letting go means freedom and is a wonderful thing. Not only will you feel more confident, happy, and attractive; you will also BE more desirable and attractive to others. So let go and be free!.