How to Let Go: 5 Steps to Move On and Feel Less Pain

How to Let Go: 5 Steps to Move On and Feel Less Pain

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
Herman Hesse

I often write about finding lightness in life.

It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work or from uncluttering your home.

Or from learning how to let go and move on in life.

Learning to let go of a relationship, of something else in your past, of something that is just an unimportant distraction or of trying to control what you cannot control can free up huge amounts of the energy and the time you have to use for something better and more fulfilling.

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Brené BrownBrené Brown is a lecturer and professor at The University of Houston but she's more well known for her 5 New York Times best-seller books and her Ted Talk “The Power of Vulnerability” that has over 54 million views so far.

And this week I’d like to share my favorite quotes from her.

Insightful, thought-provoking and practically helpful thoughts on happiness, shame, vulnerability, courage and more.

I hope you’ll find them as helpful as I have.

And if you want more insights and advice about living your life fully then check out this post with empathy quotes and also this one with quotes on inner peace.

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over.

The present moment.

But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts.

Or we get lost in scenarios about what could happen in the future. Maybe through wishful daydreams.

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65 Perspective Quotes: Thoughts to Truly Help You Change Your Life

A simple thought or quote can send your mind off in a new direction. 

It can be the simple start of a positive change in your life and in how you think about things.

So in this post I’d like to share the most thought-provoking quotes on perspective that I’ve found over the past decade and a half.

You’ll for instance learn:

  • Why sorrow and pain can be something that will bring you more joy in the long run.
  • That if you want a change in your world then that starts with you and what you focus on.
  • How to reduce the worrying in your life.

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