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Letting Things Go

The seasons are changing and summer is around the corner. My mom asked me if I was going to do a spring cleaning in my room, the typical stuff - throwing away old jackets, putting pants in the attic, and bringing out the shorts and bathing suits. It felt good to put clothes in a black trash bag to send to a donation center never to be seen by me again. This got me thinking. If that felt good to let go of clothes, what do I have bottled up in my head that isn’t worth me stressing over?

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just include physical health, but also mental health. Something that we all preach here at Mental Makeover. It’s a difficult task to free the mind and let things go, but that is why you are reading the Instagram posts, and the blogs, and also watching the videos. It’s not easy, and it doesn’t have to be easy at first. Our goal is to help you get through the tough times. Self growth begins with you. One of my favorite quotes is from Steve Maraboli, a writer and “one of the most quoted people alive.” Well, I am going to add to that narrative, he says, “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” I will leave you with that.

Challenge: Find something this week or even take two weeks to reflect on that is causing you stress. If you deem this “something” - or even someone for that matter - unnecessary, try to let it go and live without it. It doesn’t have to be a major switch in your life, but a thing causing you discomfort.

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