In some point of our lives we rely on things that do nothing but cause us pain, anxiety and worrying.
Instead of giving them up, we hold on to them making our lives even more difficult.
Here is a list of 15 things you should let go of to be happier. Make the necessary changes, starting today!
Let go of complaining
You need to quit complaining about so many things. Nobody can make you feel miserable and no situation can ruin your good mood unless you allow it to. Positive thinking is a lot more powerful than you think, so choose to see the positive outcome of something. Nagging never helped anybody – it only makes us unattractive.
Let go of criticism
Accept the fact that we are all different and have various experiences in life, which affects our reactions and decisions. Stop criticizing something or someone that is just not similar of you. Diversity among people is most welcomed, though our basic needs to be happy and loved are the same.
Let go of the need to always be right
Wanting to always be right might have a disastrous effect on your relationships, only causing pain and stress. Resist the force that makes you jump into an argument over who is right. It’s not worth it, plus nobody wants to be around a person with such a self-centred behaviour.
Let go of the need to control everything
You don’t need to have control over everything that happens around you. After all you know that some things are beyond our control. Allow friends, family, even strangers to be themselves and enjoy life with it’s unexpected surprises.
Let go of labels
Open your mind and stop putting labels on people or situations you don’t understand. A mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open. The sooner you understand this, the happier you will feel.
Let go of your need to impress
Stop trying so hard to impress others and pretending to be something you are not, just to make them like you. Nobody is perfect and sometimes perfect is boring and unattractive. Accept the real you with all your imperfections.
Let go of self-pity
Get rid of all the negative and self-defeating thoughts. The moment you stop beating your self up and feeling sorry for yourself, you will start having faith in your abilities and achieving your goals.
Let go of the need to blame others
Stop wasting your energy in blaming others for what you haven’t achieved yet. You have the power to change your life so start taking responsibility and action.
Let go of your limiting beliefs
Anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Let go of the fear of failure and try to improve your life in order to be happier.
Let go of your resistance to change
Changes are good because they helps us move forward especially when we are stuck in the wrong place. They lead us to improvements in our lives so embrace the countless opportunities they have to offer.
Let go of fear
Fear is a creation of our mind, creeping inside our thoughts, preventing us of giving a 100% of our abilities.
Let go of excuses
Leave the excuses behind because you don’t need them anymore. Stop limiting yourself, take charge of your life and improve it.
Let go of the past
Let go of attachment
Detaching yourself from things, places or people isn’t easy but once you manage to do it you will feel so peaceful and free. Attachment is linked to fear and as we said earlier fear is keeping you behind in achieving your goals.
Let go of living your life to other people’s expectations
Take control of your life and stop trying to please everybody with living up to their expectations. Don’t let other people distract you from the path you have chosen. You only live once, so make the best of it.