Things To Let Go Of To Be Happy

Simply + Fiercely

We spend a lot of time thinking about what we need to be happy—but do you ever think about what holds you back?

Here are things to let go of if you want more joy in your life this year.

This story is based on my lived experience, so take everything with a grain of salt—and please seek out a mental health professional if you need it.

When I was young, I learned that an easy way to protect yourself is to pretend you don’t care—because if you don’t care, nothing can hurt you.

Pretending you don’t care when you really do

I encourage you to take a long look at the goals you’re striving for. Ask yourself, why am I doing this, and who am I doing this for?

Goals that don’t serve you

Taking time for yourself is one of the best ways to increase your sense of self-worth, so commit to it on a regular basis.

Feeling guilty about self-care

I’m slowly learning that saying no and setting strong boundaries is better for everyone. I’ve become intentional about what I commit to, and as a result, I bring my best self to the table when I do.


Instead of living in a way that reflects our own hopes, dreams and values, we start following someone else’s playbook.

Constant comparisons

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