Let it go!
What does that phrase mean to you?
If you’ve got small children then maybe you are thinking about (or even have begun humming) that song from the movie FROZEN. Yeah, that’s a cute movie, but I’m not here to talk about cartoon characters. I’m referring to the “letting go” of things that may be hindering our ability to be happy.
Let go of toxic people. A toxic person can suck the joy right out of you. If you have anyone in your life who, when you are around him or her, makes you feel bad about yourself, that person is toxic. Distance yourself from this person.
Let Go of Regretting Past Mistakes. We are human, and we make mistakes. As Maya Angelou once said, “When we know better, we do better.” Take a good look at your past mistakes and accept them, even appreciate them, for what they are; stepping stones towards a better you!
Let Go of the Need to Impress Others. Okay, I get it. We all want to look good in the eyes of others. But there is absolutely no way to please everyone, so why not just focus on the most important person you need to impress; yourself! Be the person who makes you happy.
Let Go of the Need to Be Right. No one likes to be wrong. We all want to win that argument, don’t we? But there is something to be said about humbling ourselves and admitting that someone else might have a better perspective on things. Besides, having to be right all the time can be exhausting!
Letting go of these four things will take some practice, but once they are achieved then you are on your way to happier days. So just Let It Go!
Having kept a journal from the time she could write, Katrina Roldan has a passion for storytelling. She is the author of the popular blog They All Call Me Mom where she shares the joys and trials of raising a large family. You can keep up with Katrina via her blog, on Instagram, and on Facebook. She lives in Southern California with her fire fight’n husband and their ten children.