Do you feel like your life is so damn hard? Everyone has a common goal in life: to live a simple, happy life. However, for most people life is tough. Surprisingly, the biggest factor that makes our lives tough is ourselves. We put limitations on ourselves every day, whether we realize it or not. It is very important to stop making things complicated and tougher than it really is. Remember, life can either be something that you embrace or something you hide from. Life would be so much easier if we just let go of certain things. Here are 23 things that you need to let go of to make your life easier:
1. Let go of worrying about everyone else’s opinions of you.
None of their opinions about you matter, the only one that matter is your own belief. You are in control of your own life.
2. Let go of all your empty complaints.
Complaints do not solve your problems. So, stop complaining about your situation and start taking action to improve your life.
3. Let go of anger or resentment.
Learn how to forgive people that have wronged you. Keeping the anger will only harm you.
4. Let go of lazy attitudes and routines.
Laziness is one of the worst hitngs in this world. Do not let laziness stop you from reaching your dreams. Start creating routines that will improve your life.
5. Let go of the excuses.
Nothing is impossible. For every problem that you have, there are other people who experience similar problems. And if they are able to conquer it, so can you.
6. Let go of the idea of perfection.
Nothing in this world is perfect. Actually, by trying to achieve perfection, usually you will end up frustrated and it becomes even harder to reach your goal.
7. Let go of thinking you should always get what you want.
Most of the time, what you want is not exactly what you need. Believe that everything happens for a reason, and be a positive-thinker.
8. Let go of the notion that life is fair.
Life should not be fair. If life was fair there would be no winners and no losers. Life needs to be not fair so that we can prosper. If you think about it, it is a good thing that life is not fair.
9. Let go of insecurity.
Being insecure will only make your life tougher. Learn to let go of insecurity, radiate confidence, and give positive vibes to the people around you.
10. Let go of thinking there is a perfect time.
There’s a saying that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago and the next best time is today. So do not wait for a “perfect time” to do what you have always wanted to do.
11. Let go of the need to always feel comfortable.
You grow the most when you are leaving your comfort zone, so actually you should feel good that you are feeling uncomfortable, because that’s exactly what you need to grow as a person.
12. Let go of thinking you have to know everything first.
Do not burden yourself by thinking that you need to know everything before you even started it. Most of the times, the experts are people who started with little knowledge, and they gained the expertise along their journey.
13. Let go of expectations.
Managing your expectations is the key to happiness. Do not expect a certain result from any given situation. Go into an experience with an open mind. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself, without the pressure of living up to preconceived notions.
14. Let go of your past mistakes.
Whatever happened in the past has already happened. Dwelling about it will change nothing, so you might as well move on and make sure you don’t make the same mistake in the future.
15. Let go of excessive worrying.
Worrying does nothing good to you. Stop worrying and start living, because people who worry too much will end up doing nothing.
16. Let go of wanting stuff you don’t need.
Sometimes, it is better to own less things. It results in less clutter, and it enables you to be more focused on things that really matter.
17. Let go of negative influences.
You are the average of five people you spend most time with, so surround yourself with positive people. Do not let negative people bring you down.
18. Let go of ugly words.
Keep your mouth cool even though you are angry. Most people will regret hurtful things that they said when they were angry.
19. Let go of your superficial judgments.
You have no idea what is going on in another person’s live, so who are you to pass judgement on the way they act?
20. Let go of trying to change others.
Most of the time, it is impossible to try to change others. Do your best, but if they don’t change, you need to either just accept who they are or choose to live without them.
21. Let go of one-sided relationships.
There’s a million other people out there. You simply deserve better.
22. Let go of hating your own body.
It’s not wrong to dream of a better body, but don’t let yourself hate your current looks. Hating your current looks only result in frustration, and you don’t want that. Instead, you want to be calm and composed: stop relying on willpower, learn the right information, and develop systems.
23. Let go of the attachment to money.
Money is definitely good to have, but once our basic needs and saving goals are met, it’s time to evaluate the trade off of earning more and more. Do not let yourself sacrifice health and relationships in exchange for money.
Letting go of something that has been developed as a habit is hard. When you trust a broken set of habits everyday, it’s only a matter of time before you feel broken too. Hence, it is useful to understand the science behind how a habit is created in order to change your own habit. So, what will you let go of today? Let me know in the comment sections below.