The letting go of anything can be a rather difficult and traumatic process. The range of emotions we often need to cope with in these situations are many. Some of the most common things that we sometimes have to release from our lives are:
Many people see the signs long before they take action. Some refuse to acknowledge that there are benefits to the letting go of things that may hold them back emotionally. Long-term happiness is the ultimate goal, and learning to let go may mean better health and a simpler way of life.
You could feel tied to someone or find yourself fighting desperately to pay the maintenance bill for an old house. Whatever the signs are, you should examine them to find out how to improve things. Sometimes the only way to make things better is to find closure.
It is a part of human nature to find comfort in the familiar. Unfortunately, change is also a natural part of life and sometimes change requires the letting go of something or someone dear to us. The steps in moving forward do not work equally well for everyone. It may happen in a few weeks for some and may take years for others, but the most important thing is doing what is necessary to move on.
Some steps in this process include:
Some persons turn to motivational quotes about loss and starting over to help them deal with the pain of the letting go process. Steve Maraboli, the author of Life, The Truth and Being Free has a beautiful quote about letting go, which states, “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
When it comes to the letting go decision, grieving is natural and it is fine to do so. However, the grieving process cannot or should not be everlasting. Cry if you feel the urge especially since crying helps to release stress, which can result in physical and mental problems. Finding time to do the things you love will help you deal with the pain and longing. Learn to laugh again by reading a funny book or watching your favorite comedian.