The art of letting go: tips to get rid of the weights (and live better)

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The art of letting go and practicing non-attachment in daily life can be really helpful in feeling better and making new plans.

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THEart of letting go and practicing non-attachment in daily life can be really useful to feel better and to start new projects. In fact, those who feel too tied to the past are unable to progress and look to the future.





Sometimes the only way to leave behind what binds us to previous experiences even if we don't want to is cope with emotions that are still present within us and speak directly with the people with whom we have something to solve.

Here are some tips that you may find useful to start your path of change and transformation, to learn to live better in the present without letting yourself be too influenced by what had happened in the past and which still keeps you stuck and does not allow you to evolve.

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Manage troubled emotions

Le emotions that we consider negative cannot be canceled, they must be recognized, faced and turned into a positive one. For example, sadness can become an opportunity to spend time alone and to reflect on how to improve our present and the future.

Read also: HOW TO PRACTICE NON-ATTACHMENT IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Practice Yoga and Meditation

Those who are unable to let go of burdens and difficult situations, even if they have now been overcome (or almost), perhaps find it difficult to seize the moment and live in the present moment. The Yoga and meditation they can help a lot both in the art of 'carpe diem' and in letting go of the limits that are blocking us.

Read also: YOGA: HERE'S HOW IT TRANSFORMS BODY AND MIND FROM THE FIRST LESSON ONWARDS

Remember your achievements

In moments of crisis here can come a real one decline in self-esteem. What can we do in these cases? The suggestion is to compile a list of the achievements that allow us to remember our value and at the same time to go beyond what we have achieved in the past to look to the future.



Write a letter

Attachment and the difficulty in letting go can manifest themselves, for example, with respect to people and the emotions we feel towards them. Here then is that in the case of a strong anger towards someone we could write a letter with all our motivations and in the end destroy it and then grasp only the best points to face face to face directly with the person in question.

Start a gratitude journal

Perhaps our attachment is mainly aimed at unpleasant situations and we just can't realize how many positive things are happening in our life in the meantime. Then the time has come to start writing a gratitude diary to better capture the emotions and situations we are experiencing. Writing allows us to re-elaborate what we live and also to detach ourselves from what we no longer desire, to feel lighter.

Read also: DIARY OF GRATITUDE: HOW AND WHY START WRITING ONE

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Cry when he needs it

Crying is part ofelaboration of mourning and suffering. If we don't vent, we risk holding back emotions and always feeling too tied to the cause of our despair. As soon as possible and when it is needed, it is better to leave room for tears and tears as it is a real liberating act.

Discover your true needs

What we have really need it Right now? It is only us - and not the people around us - who really know. So we can try to focus on our real needs and let go of much of what we don't need. So our life can really take the direction we want.



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Express yourself through art

You choose the expressive medium you prefer to let the emotions linked to the present and the past flow freely. You could try drawing or painting but also dancing or dedicating yourself to music. For example, coloring mandalas is very useful for relaxing the mind and for focusing on the present moment.

Read also: MANDALA THERAPY: HOW TO FIND BALANCE BY COLORING

Put yourself in others' shoes

Before dealing with the people with whom we have something pending, let's try to put ourselves in their shoes and ad use empathy. We could decide to end a relationship or to improve it more easily if we do not allow ourselves to be blinded by anger and resentment and if we try to have a rational view of the situation and weigh the blame and responsibility between us and the other person.

Think about new projects

The best way to leave behind us a past that we want to forget is to make new projects and to open up to what the future holds. If we continue to remain too attached to our previous failures we will not be able to progress and perhaps right now the time has come to start a new adventure.

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