Thursday, March 13, 2014

10 Things to Let Go of Before Your Next Birthday

     Letting go can be hard, but once you let go of the things holding you back you realize just how freeing it is. This article from Marc and Angel Hack Life lists 50 Things to Let Go of Before Your Next Birthday.  
     Today I want to highlight 10 of these that can be benefit you this year. I decided to post this today because today is my birthday, and to me it just seemed like the perfect time to share this post with you.

1. Let go of feeling like you aren't making progress fast enough.
   You're wasting time worrying about not progressing in life, instead of worrying try working harder to get where you want to be.

2. Let go of the idea that you have too much to lose.
      If you keep up with this mindset then you're never going to accomplish anything in life. Life is full of risks, sometimes you take a big risk and fall on your ass, but when you fall, you gotta get back up, and keep trying.

3. Let go of worrying about everyone else's opinions of your life.
It's YOUR life, stop letting other people's opinions get to you. Do what YOU want to do, not what other people want you to do. Yes listen to their suggestions, if they really are trying to be helpful, but don't let them make decisions for you.
 It's your life, you have to take over and take control of it sometime!

4. Let go of making the same mistakes over and over.
If you're making the same mistakes over and over, then you obviously didn't learn your lesson the first time. The point of making mistakes is to learn from them, if you choose not to learn from them, then you're just going to keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

5. Let go of one-sided relationships.
    Last year I decided to let go of people who weren't really there for me. They would send the occasional "We need to hang out sometime", but they never really seemed to put a real effort into the relationship. After I made this realization I cut them off, and once I did I felt so much better, I no longer felt like the back-up friend who was there when their other friends canceled on them, I felt free for the first time in a long time.

6.  Let go of those who have never been there for you.
     This kinda ties into #5, holding on to people who are never there for you can really hurt you, letting go of those people is so much easier than you think, and once you do, you no longer feel hurt when they aren't there and you needed them.

7. Let go of ugly words.
    Stop putting yourself down, no matter what anyone says you're beautiful.

8. Let go of the need to always feel comfortable.
  I'm not going to lie, I've always felt the need to be comfortable, and because of that I turned down amazing opportunities, and now I regret it.
Sometimes it takes being out of your comfort zone, to be able to really live life, and discover who you are. 

9. Let go of yesterday.
Yesterday is in the past, there is nothing you can do to change what happened,  no matter how much you want to. The only thing you CAN do is move on, and learn from the past.

10. Let go of the idea that it's too late to start over.
      You can always start over, it's never too late to ask for a second chance at life. You may feel alone, and it may take time to get your life back on track, but it's never too late to take back your life and make it better.

That's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow with 5 Words!


  1. That was a very helpful post. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a good one ;)