March 27, 2023

Are you struggling to let go of things in your life? Self-development can also play a role in letting go of the past. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, or some other emotional attachment, it can be tough to release what’s been holding you back. Learning how to let go is essential for happiness and peace of mind. Here are four tips that can help make the process easier.

Create Mantras for Positive Empowerment

It is often said that the first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one. This could not be truer than when it comes to negative thinking. Left unchecked, negative thoughts can quickly spiral out of control, causing us to feel anxious, stressed, and depressed. This can cause your energy to spiral, leaving you drained to the point of emptiness.

One way to combat negative thoughts is to create a positive mantra. A mantra is a short, powerful phrase that you can repeat to yourself when you are feeling down. The act of repeating the mantra helps to refocus your thoughts and gives you a much-needed boost of positivity. For example, if you are struggling with anxiety, you might repeat the mantra “I am calm and in control” whenever you start to feel overwhelmed. Or, if you are experiencing an issue with low self-esteem, you might say “I am a powerful, beautiful person who is worthy of love and respect.” 

The key is to find a mantra that not only resonates with you but empowers you as well. So, next time you are struggling with negative thoughts, try counteracting them with a positive mantra tailored to your journey to self-development. It just might make all the difference.

Create Physical Distance

When we are struggling to let go of something, it can be tempting to cling to it even tighter. This is like trying to squeeze a bar of soap between your wet hands.  The harder you try to hold onto it, the faster it slips from your grasp. Instead of hanging on, try creating physical distance from the thing you want to let go of. If you are trying to let go of a person, start by unfollowing them on social media or deleting their number from your phone. Sometimes, we struggle to let go of bad habits, such as eating certain foods or frequenting places that bring us pain.  Changing your route or replacing a problem with a healthier alternative can help you adopt a better outlook on the situation. By putting some space between you and the object of your attachment, you can help make the process of letting go much more accessible, which can help you focus on your self-development goals.

Identify Your Triggers

Identifying and avoiding triggers is another way to ease the pain of letting go and a powerful tool for self-development. A trigger is anything that causes you to think about or feel the emotion you are trying to forget. For example, if you are trying to let go of a past relationship, your trigger might be certain songs, movies, or even smells. Once you identify your triggers, do your best to avoid them. This could mean creating a playlist of uplifting music to listen to instead of sad songs or avoiding places that remind you of your ex. By avoiding your triggers, you can help prevent yourself from getting pulled back into the past and make it easier to move on.

Focus on the Present

When we are trying to let go, it can be all too easy to dwell on the past or worry about the future. Instead of dwelling on what was or what could be, try to focus on the present moment. Practicing mindfulness is a crucial aspect of self-development. This means living in the here and now and savoring the good moments as they happen. One way to do this is to practice mindfulness meditation. This particular practice involves focusing your attention on the present moment. Research has shown that mindfulness meditation can help reduce negative emotions such as extreme sadness or anxious behaviors.

Being in the moment and practicing mindfulness can retrain your thoughts to stay attuned to what we have right before us.  After all, the present moment is the only true certainty we have.

The Intuition Center is the place for you if you’re looking to take your self-development journey to the next level! Our consultants will work with you side by side, helping you identify triggers and create spiritual distance from anything that’s holding you back.

With our help, we know unlocking intuitive intuition can ground you in the present moment for true transformation. Take this chance on an exciting new level of growth–we’re here just waiting for when it feels right!

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