Things to Let Go of for a Happier Today

Monday, May 23, 2016

1. Apprehension to saying yes to new things. Try something new today, even if all that means is ordering something different at the Starbucks drive thru on your way to work this morning. 

2. The clothes you've been hiding away in your closet in case you "might wear them one day". I am so guilty of this. I buy way too many clothes and when I do any type of clean out I usually convince myself that I'll need most of the stuff for such and such occasion. If you haven't worn a clothing item in the past two months, toss it in a bag and donate it. 

3. Friends who aren't really friends. Really think about this one. We all go through experiences in life that change us. We grow and we learn and we're all just trying to be happy. Now think about those times when you've felt really, truly happy, and think about the friends around you. If any of them seemed envious, or negative or just wanted to bring down your happy then maybe they're not the people you need in your life. I can count my closest friends on one hand, and that's okay with me. 

4. Debt you may have started accumulating. Duh, I know this one is much easier said then done. If we could all just eliminate debt then we'd all be much happier I'm sure. But even if you can't erase your debt in a day, or a week, or a month, make a savings plan. Work towards a goal of paying off some of it because chances are you could have more later. I see you, student loans. 

5. Negativity towards things you don't understand. It's human nature to be afraid of the unknown. But especially in today's society we need to focus on positivity rather than negativity. If someone is making a life choice that is different then our own, then so be it. Just because we don't understand something doesn't make it wrong. And we so need to focus on that. 

6. Making technology a priority over meaningful relationships. Are you one of those people who texts during dinner? Lay's in bed at night next to your significant other and browses the internet instead of talking? Check's your emails while you're walking outside? If you answered yes to any of these, then stop. We are all guilty of this. But by spending all of our time focused on the next best thing on social media were missing out on so much around us that could be making us happier. Spend an hour, or a day a week and turn off the technology. Just see what it can do for you.

What other things should we let go of for a happier today?


  1. I love these! Letting go of things can be so difficult but it always feels good when you do.

  2. Yes to all of these! Especially apprehension.


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