My number one pet peeve is saying good bye. It makes no difference whether it’s the end of a series, book or relationship; I hate it all the same. However I am a big believer in having a teachable spirit, this pet peeve was causing me some serious problems. Too many people who no longer served my purpose, weren’t adding to who I was spiritually or emotionally, were in my life and draining my energy.
Something had to be done, I have now mastered the art of walking away. Below are some tips to help you de-clutter your life.
- MAKE YOURSELF A PRIORITY
Too often, we do not walk away because we fear change or hurting people. There comes a time where we need to be selfish and put ourselves first, you cannot pour from an empty cup. Prioritize yourself, prioritize your inner peace of mind and you will find protecting it with all of your being becomes easier.
- HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE
Too many times as women we are told that we need to be nurturers which often ends up hurting us, as we try to change people and heal them of their issues. Repeat after me, it is not our duty to heal anyone, hurt people hurt people. Unless people are actively seeking to sort out their issues let them go, otherwise you will be collateral damage.
- LETTING GO DOESN’T MEAN YOU NO LONGER CARE
A leading misconception is that when you stop surrounding yourself with certain people you no longer care. Not true! Often life gets busy, priorities change and the person no longer serves a purpose in your life. You can still be their greatest cheerleader but you do not need to do it ring side.
- SOME PEOPLE ARE SEASONAL
Not everyone in our lives is meant to be with us forever. The lessons they teach, the memories, how they make us feel that’s meant to last forever. Know the difference, learn when to walk away. Nothing last forever.
I will be the first to admit that letting go isn’t easy but definitely worth it. I am sure we have all had to learn these lessons one way or another. If you want to share your experiences of having to walk away or have additional points on how to make it easier, please do share on the comments section below.