If You Can’t Do Anything About It Then Let It Go

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“If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” – Tony Gaskin

Letting go is never easy but it’s absolutely necessary for one’s long term mental and emotional health. Letting go frees us from the heavy burden of negative emotions, and so it’s crucial for living a well-lived life.

According to Mayo Clinic, letting go of grudges and bitterness brings benefits to one’s whole being, such as healthier relationships; greater spiritual and psychological well-being; less anxiety, stress and hostility; lower blood pressure; fewer symptoms of depression; stronger immune system; improved heart health; and higher self-esteem.

Whereas, holding a grudge brings anger and bitterness into every relationship and new experience; makes you wrapped up in the wrong that you can’t enjoy the present; makes you depressed or anxious; makes you feel that your life lacks meaning or purpose, and loses valuable and enriching connectedness you may have with others.

Piling up bad memories is like putting too many items in your cart. The more you keep them, the more they accumulate until one day you’ll just blow up. Overtaxing your system will eventually bring physical consequences such as stress-related physical conditions. Commonly, it starts with a difficulty in sleeping, appetite loss, weight loss, headaches, physical pain, and infections. Ultimately, it will add years to your appearance while stealing years to your life.

Once you let go of the things you can never change, you can finally live in the present and enjoy what life has to offer. Being mindfulness has been shown to be promote health, happiness, and success. You can’t both be mindful and grudgeful.

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