Things To Let Go Of To Be Happy This Year Story

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The past decade has taught me a lot about letting go. As a minimalist, I’ve decluttered over 80% of my belongings, and it has been life-changing.

Ultimately, it was letting go of certain thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that had the biggest impact on my own life and happiness.

If you’re looking for new ideas on living your best life, here are the things you can let go of to make space for a brighter tomorrow.

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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