There comes a time in life when we outgrow certain things and people.
There are friendships I either no longer have and some that aren’t as strong, because we are on different paths in life and that’s cool. Yes, it can be sad, but let’s be honest… moving on from things and people can actually bring happiness and space for someone or something new to enter.
I truly believe in the need to create space for what I want, because if there is no gap or door for what you want to walk or slide through how will it happen?
During one of my therapy sessions, I was told that if I want a relationship, I need to create space for the man I’m looking for. That hit me for many reasons which I’m not going to share here (have you checked out the She’s So Audacious Podcast yet)?
If you are feeling stagnant, maybe you need to let go of what is no longer serving you. To help you with this process here are five tips so you can get started.
Take stock and evaluate
Take some time out to evaluate what’s happening around you, and contributing to any blocks you’re experiencing. This means just you with your thoughts, a notepad and pen. No scrolling through Instagram or responding to those notifications.
The let go list
Create a list of anything you may be holding onto that you’ve outgrown. Why are you still holding on if you know it doesn’t serve you? Be open and honest with yourself as its the only way to break the cycle!
Review your circle
Think about the people you regularly socialise or associate yourself with. Are they contributing to your growth? If the answer is no, take ownership and make any changes that you believe are necessary to move forward.
Get out and about
Find new people to associate and socialise with to remove yourself from any comfort zones. People that are going to support and contribute to the next phase of your life. This is about growth and expanding your mind to new people and situations. There is nothing wrong with having different circles of people for different reasons. The friendships I have all bring something different to the table and challenge me in different ways which is beautiful.
Look at the things you may be doing that just aren’t working anymore. Can you recreate what you have, find a new way of doing something or is it time to stop doing it all together? Is there a certain way you view the world that is preventing you from getting what you want?
I’m so damn self-sufficient that there are times it can be to my detriment so I have to learn to let others in.
The bottom line is this, being afraid of letting go won’t get you to where you need to be. It will only hold you back and you know this deep down which is why you chose to read this.
It’s time to take some bold ass steps today, not tomorrow so what are you going to do? Share with a comment and don’t forget to react to this post with an emoji!