This is a great topic this week. Too often we can get wrapped up & worried about situations, when in reality, we need to let go. Let's explore some more ways to "let go".
- Letting go means we're going to allow others to make mistakes. We're not going to expect other people in our life to be perfect, and understand that our loved ones will let us down (on accident) from time to time. And when they do let us down, we'll forgive them, and not dwell on it.
- Letting go means we won't try to control every little thing and every situation that comes our way. We realize we don't have to be in the middle of everything, knowing what's going on at all times. We also don't have to share our opinion with everyone to make sure they "do the right thing". We allow others to make their own decisions.
- Letting go means we allow others to have natural consequences for their own actions. We decide we're not going to "mother" people....we'll take care of ourself, and when others ask for help then we'll decide then if we can help. We'll allow the loved ones in our lives to face reality.
This sounds hard, doesn't it?! Hard, but not impossible. Letting go of things we cannot control can bring more emotional freedom than we could ever imagine. Thank you for reading, and please come back, as we have many more to share with you.
Written by: Tamara McCord MA, LMHC, LCAC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.