It can be hard to let go of things that don’t resonate with us, but sometimes it’s necessary in order to move forward. Have you ever had the experience of going somewhere, like work or school, and not really remembering the journey there? You were seeing everything around you, but your focus was elsewhere, maybe on a phone call or your own thoughts. I used to have a similar experience in my own home.
One day, I looked around my house and noticed something that I had bought years ago because I thought it was cute at the time, but now it just didn’t vibe with me. I wrestled with the decision of whether to keep it in the attic or get rid of it, and in the end, I chose to throw it away. And you know what? It made me happier to see a less cluttered space.
That experience opened my eyes to all the other things in my life that I was holding onto, even though they no longer served a purpose or brought me joy. For example, I had a bunch of videos of games that I had enjoyed playing at the time, but I had no desire to edit and upload them to YouTube. So, I backed them up and removed them from my main hard drives. It was a simple action, but it made a big difference. Not only did it increase my positivity, it also made my hard drives run more efficiently.
The same principle applies to people. As we grow and evolve, our interests and values can change, and the same is true for the people we encounter in life. It’s natural to drift apart from some people and grow closer to others. I used to struggle with this, but I eventually realized that it was self-sabotaging to try to maintain relationships that weren’t meant to be. So, I made the decision to quietly distance myself from these people, rather than causing drama or giving ultimatums. It was a natural parting of the ways, and it allowed me to invest my time in things that were more fulfilling to me.
As a result, I’ve been meeting new people who “click” with me and have more in common with me. I’ve been able to virtually hang out with my friends more, and I’ve been learning new things that I love. It’s been a positive change all around. If you find yourself holding onto things or people that don’t resonate with you, consider whether it might be time to let them go and make space for new opportunities and relationships that bring you joy.