Personality, Character & Self-Discovery

Holding Onto The Past – Say Goodbye To Things You No Longer Need

Do you find it difficult to let go of the past? Whether it’s old resentments, old clothes or even old habits, sometimes the past has a pesky habit of sticking around. But why should you let it? Sometimes, being able to let go of the past is what you need to focus on in the future, helping you ease a big weight. 

With a new year fast approaching, it’s a great time to start letting go. Here are some of the ways you can say goodbye to things you no longer need and stop holding onto the past.

Start simple, with decluttering

First things first, start with something a little easier to control – your home. Decluttering is a great way to free up space and help you get rid of the excess. And it doesn’t have to be too difficult. With clothes, it’s as simple as saying goodbye to the things you no longer wear or no longer fit – things are taking up space for no reason. 

Other items around your house can also go. Do you have a drawer full of old and outdated tech? Old phones, laptops and anything else you have lying around are best taken to an e waste recycling facility, so you can stop holding onto unnecessary clutter in your home. With a more organised home, you’ll feel like a weight has been lifted, while also making it much easier to manage.

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Stop holding onto things that no longer make you happy

It’s not just material things you need to let go of – there may be other things in your life that are no longer making you happy, including work, friendships and relationships. This is easier said and done, but there are ways you can let go of what makes you sad. 

Ultimately, it’s important to remember that doing this will make way in your life for happiness and good memories. As you start to experience this, you’ll realise it was the right thing to do all along.

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Ditch the bad habits that are stopping you from reaching your goals

Another thing that could be holding you back, is you. Maintaining bad habits, from a poor diet and lifestyle to being unorganised can all hold you back from living a full and happy life. Find ways to organise your life so you can become more productive and efficient, allowing you to make room for the things you enjoy. It’s not easy being organised all the time, but it will get easier.

Holding onto the past can bring negative feelings, and stop you from living life as fully as you could. It’s time to say so long and farewell to the things you no longer need in your life, so you can enjoy a much happier future. 

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I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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