I have the utmost respect for people that know when it’s time to Let Go. I on the other hand admit that I have a problem in this area. You would think that it would get better with time, but I’m a work in progress. Learning to let go should be taught in grade school. It’s pivotal to having a successful life.
As I have grown older I have come to realize that Letting Go involves more than just moving away from a situation. There are both physical and emotional aspects of detachment. This is what learned along the way.
Physical Detachment involves:
- Remove yourself from the situation
- Stop expecting a phone call, (stop checking the phone)
- Stop second-guessing yourself (you made the right decision to move forward)
- You don’t need to check on the welfare of the other person, LET IT GO
Emotional detachment is much harder and involves time and work. Here’s what I learned from emotional detachment.
Emotional Detachment involves:
- Accept that it’s over, (it didn’t work out)
- Release yourself (tell yourself it’s over)
- Take back YOUR power
- Don’t seek approval from others, it’s your decision to move on.
- Accept responsibility; yes you allowed yourself to become a part of the situation.
- You deserve better, Now go and get it.
- Don’t ignore the inner voice, (listen and know)
Let me end by saying, trust your instincts, all of the signs are clear. Let Go, Move on. The situation will not get better with time.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5