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A friend shared this on Facebook the other day, and it really resonated with me:

Courage to Change

Sometimes it takes a long time to realise that we have to let go of things to be free of them. There’s all sorts of motivational quotes out there, which our friends and family often tell us, but we have to work things out for ourselves sometimes.

Last year, when I really thought about it, I realised that I wanted to move on from the businesses I’d started and grown over 10 years. Once I’d made the decision I felt free, and it was even more wonderful when I was able to sell bras4mums and bras4all to another lovely lady who is loving them and growing them in her own way.

A couple of months ago, I let go of some emotions and hurt which have been with me for about 5 years, which had eaten me up, and having a very negative effect on my life. I’ve an idea I’ve been able to let go due to seeing some loved ones become quite poorly this year. I realised that it was no good being hurt and angry with someone who couldn’t change. I can’t change other people, but I can change how they affect me. In the words of that famous song from the children’s film, Frozen, I’ve “Let it Go”! And it feels wonderful! I feel free, and happy, and able to deal with anything that life throws at me!

I’m not saying that all my troubles would have been solved sooner if I’d been able to let go sooner, but, I know, from personal experience, that it is beneficial to your mental health to be able to let go of things you can’t change. You may need specialist help to work through this, or you may be able to just wake up one morning, as I did, and release it.

Have you had the courage to let go of things you can’t change recently? Or are you ready to let go and improve your mental health today?