Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy” (Robert Tew). Learning to let go is not always easy, but it can be one of the most important things that you do for yourself. Some relationships, behaviors, and emotions are just not worth all the aggravation and despair. Anything that causes that much anguish affects your mind, body, and spirit and can place you in a dark tunnel going nowhere.
Do you have any habits that no longer serve you and that are holding you back from becoming the best person you can possibly be? Are you holding back on your fullest potential? Do you experience erratic emotions of anger or sadness that keep you in a vicious cycle of chaos and stress?
A healthy mental and emotional state are two of the most important reasons to learn to respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. It’s not easy, for sure, especially if you have lived through a lot of trauma such as child abuse. You may have learned a pattern, which at one time served you well to survive the events, but are these patterns serving you today? Many of us that lived through chronic childhood trauma or domestic violence placed our dreams, ambitions, creativity and our identity aside to survive. We stopped thinking about what we could do and who we could be. Now that we are out of danger, however, are we still in the survival mode?
Wellness Begins With You
If you have lived through a lot of trauma, your self-worth may be extremely low, and you may need to do some work on this before you move out of the survival mode. I just want to say, don’t give up and don’t give in to anything that no longer serves you and grows you. Sometimes, when the work to change things becomes difficult, we begin to think that it is not possible to move past our current situation, but I am here to tell you that you can! Mental and emotional wellness begins with you, but you need to stay consistent in your personal growth and and development. It is possible to move past anything, including an abusive relationship or the memories of an abusive childhood and uncover true happiness.