Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Mastering the Art of Letting Go
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. We all dwell on the past at some point in our life. Sometimes, it’s just too scary or painful to let go. Hanging in there is a sign of strength, and yet, there comes a time when the greater power comes from letting go. Mastering the art of letting go may be difficult but it can also change your life for the better. Consider the following ideas on how to let go.
- Change your mind and make a decision
Nothing will change in your life unless you make a new decision. Decide to change. Make the decision to leave the past in the past. Your choices can either help you or hinder you. Choose to start the process of letting go.
- Learn from past failures
Stop beating yourself up over failures. Instead, start analyzing your failures to begin learning from them. Separate failures from you as a person because it can damage your self-confidence. Let go of your need to be perfect. Nothing in life is perfect, so why hold yourself to such an impossible standard? Just do your best to bounce back when you get knocked down.
- Stop blaming others
When you blame other people for your problems, you give them power over you. Let go of grudges. Playing the victim role will make you think everyone is out to get you and this just isn’t true. Sometimes we get so stuck in our pain and stubbornness that we can’t even imagine forgiveness. Remember forgiveness is more for you than the other person.
- Start living in the present
When you’re constantly thinking about the past, you can’t enjoy where you are in the present. Start paying attention to the beautiful things right in front of you like the warmth of a sunny day or the sound of children laughing. It’s okay to empty yourself of pain, false beliefs, regrets and grudges that tie you to the past. Let go of all that baggage, it only weighs you down. Embrace the freedom that comes with letting go!
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