Are you one of them? You know, people who get attached to things, or people, and can't let them go? Even when it's toxic, or when it drags you down, do you hold on for dear life?
Are you one of them? You know, people who get attached to things, or people, and can't let them go? Even when it's toxic, when it drags you down, do you hold on for dear life? It could be from drugs or alcohol, a friendship, a lover, or maybe it's nothing more than a bad habit. The bottom line is that you can't let go. Let's see if this helps you change that.
1. Don't deny it. If it is, it is. Admit it, focus your attention on it, and face your problem. When you do, the œcure begins. Good people have toxic attachments, and you're not the first to deal with it. And that often means, let it go. It's really much easier when you do.
2. If you know why you're attached to something, it's a whole lot easier to let it go. The only reason you don't let go of something is because you see something positive in it for you, right or wrong. It's perception. Assess the real values, and determine if you're better off without it than with it. If so, let it go. Even if it hurts at first, know that you're doing the right thing when you walk away from something that is doing you more harm than good.
3. Determine what your goal to having the attachment is, and whether or not it's being met. If you're simply filling space, you may not be getting what you want, or need. If you aren't getting what you need from the attachment, and can identify the void, then letting go of it is much easier. Negative attachments generally bring about anxiety, stress, fretting, and unhappiness. It steals your serenity; it removes the rocks from your foundation. You want and need to be happy. Let it go.
4. Look in the mirror and like what you see. Yes, start focusing on you. People think œselfishness is a bad term. The fact is, you have probably never been selfish, you've cared about everyone else. Start considering yourself, and what is important to you. You are a priority; make yourself accept that fact. You are a good person, and if you've done bad things, it doesn't make you a bad person, it makes you pretty ordinary. We all make mistakes. Unless you repeat them over and over, they're called experience.
5. Make yourself think positive and hopeful thoughts. You'll be amazed at the way you change your perception of life, and finally start seeing things in a positive light. You'll begin to heal as your body no longer needs to fend off the negativity. If you always think about the bad things happening around you, you crowd your brain, and don't allow room for positive thoughts.
6. Get in touch with your higher power. You may call it God, you may call it Bob, you may call it Rover, but whatever your higher power is, connect. Have you ever wondered why, when things are really bad, we cry out, œOh, God, why? Think about that¦
7. Being thankful for what you have is always a good principle. Translate that into an attitude. Be thankful and appreciative of others, and share your time with them. Being alone lets you wallow in self pity. There's no need. Be happy for what you have. Go out and share your smiles.
8. Find people that understand you and can support you making the right choices. Let go of people that don't lead you in a good direction. The more positive friends and support you have around you, the better you'll be. Don't complain about what's missing, be happy for what you have.
9. When was the last time you got a massage or a day at a spa, or your nails done? What about going to a gym, walking briskly about the block, or just leisurely on the beach? Clear your mind, absorb the positive energy that nature offers, take care of you! What about eating healthy? Tonight, instead of eating junk food, buy raw products and make dinner at home. Take time out of your day to practice deep breathing exercises. Lay down on the ground and inch by inch, talk to your body and help it to relax. Tell your body parts to relax, and focus on them till they do. They will.
Change takes time. Letting go is a change, and it won't happen overnight. Finding peace within you will help you to let go. You've got the tools now; it's only a matter of implementation. Are you ready? Then let's do it!
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