Letting Go Doesn’t Happen Overnight But It Takes One Day

Letting Go Doesn’t Happen Overnight But It Takes One Day

Letting go doesn’t happen overnight but it takes one day to make that decision. It takes one day to wake up and decide that you’re done with carrying whatever load or burden that keeps weighing you down. It takes one day to wake up and decide you don’t want to feel like this anymore and it’s time to do something about it. It takes one morning to wake up missing who you used to be before all the heaviness and all the sadness. It takes one night to sleep determined to do something, anything to heal and recover.

Letting go doesn’t happen overnight but it takes one incident, one wake up call, one moment to make you question why you’re settling for being stuck when you can be free, why you’re choosing to live in mediocrity when you can live in abundance and why you’ve decided that it’s easier to live with the pain than let it go. It takes one little thing to make you realize that you’ve been shoving big things away instead of dealing with them. It takes one alarming incident to make you realize that you can no longer live in denial.

Letting go doesn’t happen overnight but it takes one choice, one simple choice to let go of the things you can’t change or the people you can’t have back or the job you couldn’t get or the person you didn’t end up with. It takes one choice to let go of all the things you wake up remembering that they’re not yours because the truth is, the more you chase the things that aren’t meant for you, the harder it will be to find peace. The more you hold on to the things that didn’t fit into your life, the messier your life will get.

Letting go doesn’t happen overnight but it takes one day to make that decision. One day that could spare you a lifetime of pain. One day to suffer and break up with the part of you that wants to keep struggling and living in darkness, the part of you that doesn’t want to let go out of fear, fear that if you let go, there will be nothing else to hold on to, that if you let go, your life will be empty or boring. The part that for some reason would rather suffer than feel nothing at all.

It takes one day to say goodbye to that part and start over because if you truly want to embrace new beginnings, new hellos, new people, new opportunities and new adventures you must first let go of everything that stopped you from feeling alive. You must first let go of all the things that made you fearful of the future.

Letting go doesn’t happen overnight but it takes one day to realize that you may have lost important things and important people but you still have yourself and as long as you’re alive, you owe it to yourself to try, to find happiness, to revel in peace and to learn how to lift yourself up by letting go of what knocks you down.

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