5 Things I Learned To Let Go Of

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For My Peace Of Mind And Sanity

A healthier and happier life calls not only for a healthy body but a sound mind.

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1. Worrying over things I have no control of. There is nothing I can do about other people or with a certain situation. It is useless to stress over things I cannot change. I can only do as much as control my reaction, attitude, and behavior towards it. I’d rather focus my attention on things I know I can do something about.

2. Grudges and Ill-feelings. I deserve better than a life of lingering bitterness, sadness, anger, and resentment. I do not want to be constantly reminded of things that caused me pain and all the negative emotions that come with it. Holding on to negative feelings for long will do me no good. It is like a poison that slowly kills a person inside.

3.  Negative people. As much as possible, I want to live my life with a positive attitude. I don’t feel I will achieve this if I am surrounded by negative people and toxic relationships. I may not cut them entirely from my life, but at least I can keep distance to limit my association with negative people.

4. Unrealistic Expectations. I have gone through frustrations of not meeting the expectations I set for myself only to learn I expected too much. I’ve been harsh to myself by putting the most unrealistic and hardest to achieve goals and expectations on myself, which hasn’t been helpful at all for my well-being. Instead of motivating me, the pressures of unrealistic expectations have negatively impacted my thoughts and feelings about myself. It has caused undue stress, anxiety, and feelings of failure. From then on, I learned to be gentler on myself. I worked on managing my expectations. I started creating doable, healthy goals, and more reasonable, realistic expectations.

5. Excuses! I used to escape from failures and responsibilities by hiding it with excuses. But I learned it solves nothing. For one, it even worsens the situation. Owning up to my actions, embracing responsibility, and taking accountability are what I have learned. Such an attitude begets self-respect, competence, and wins the trust of others.

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Letting go of these few things in my life has impacted my mental health positively.  I’ve learned to keep calm in the face of stress and disharmony, which has reduced my anxiety, unnecessary fears, and worries. It gave me peace of mind and tranquility. Overall, it has made me function better and live a more fulfilling, productive life.

Some Quotes On Peace Of Mind To Inspire You

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy

“The older I get the more I realize the importance of walking away from people and situations which threaten my peace of mind, self-respect, values & self-worth.”  – Karen Salmansohn, author, Life is Long

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”                       – Dalai Lama

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”   – Pema Chodron

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.” – Jill Bolte Taylor

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy inner peace.” – Remez Sasson

“A few simple tips for life: feet on the ground, head to the skies, heart open…quiet mind.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

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(Quotes curated from Google Image Search, Quotes on peace of mind)

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