8 Things to Let Go of Right Now

Courtney Carver
Nov 1, 2017 · 3 min read

If you think that letting go is hard, consider this … holding on is harder. You hold on with your money, space, time, attention and emotion. You have to hold on every single day. You only have to let go once.

8 Things You Should Let Go Of Right Now

  1. Clutter
    Start with the easy stuff. Practice the power of letting go by giving away your candle holders, jeans that don’t fit, extra dishes, cups, odds, ends, and other things that don’t really matter to you.

Let go and create a little space.

2. Guilt
If feeling bad about things that have already happened or for things that never happened is a problem for you, redirect your thoughts and energy. Every moment you spend holding onto guilt for something you cannot change is a moment that you don’t spend being joyful, creative, loving, or present.

Let go and create a little peace.

3. Snooze button
Sleeping in is overrated. Each new day is an opportunity to start again. Do it intentionally. Make it count. Figure out how much sleep you need for your best health and skip the snooze button. Use this gentle guide to help you wake up earlier.

Let go and create a little morning time.

4. Self limiting beliefs
Jonathan Fields shares Roger Bannister’s story. “Bannister was the first person to break the four- minute mile running. Until he did, it was always assumed that human beings simply could not run that fast. Bannister proved everyone wrong and, in doing so, made the impossible possible. But here’s whereit got really interesting. In the years after he ran the first-ever sub-4-minute mile, dozens of others do the same. Because the thing that was stopping them wasn’t as much physiological as it was psychological. In a heartbeat, the belief system within the global communities of milers changed. Assumptions about limitations were shattered and that inspired massive action.”

It’s one of many stories that remind us if you think you can’t, you can’t. But if you think you can, watch out world.

Let go and create a little hope.

With everything that is going on in this big, beautiful world, you are going to miss out on something. FOMO (fear of missing out) signals a lack of engagement. If you are worried about what you are missing, you aren’t finding the most meaningful parts of what’s happening right now. Letting go of FOMO means abandoning the need to catch up, keep up, and measure up to connect with what’s right in front of you.

Let go and create a little connection.

6. Debt
Getting rid of debt changes everything. Becoming debt free will change the way you think about money, stuff, and love.

Let go and create a little freedom.

7. Competition
The following quote from stylist Erica Cook has shown up more than once on my Simple Words Pinterest board. It’s simple and true and a great reminder that we can rise up while lifting others on the way. “I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.”

Let go and create a little collaboration.

8. Proving yourself
Let go of relationships with people who need you to prove your worth. Convincing someone to love you isn’t love.

Let go and create a little love for the wonderful person you are.


My new book, Soulful Simplicity is available for pre-order with some sweet, simplicity inspired bonus gifts here: https://bemorewithless.com/soulful-simplicity/.

Courtney Carver

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Author of SOULFUL SIMPLICITY http://bemorewithless.com/soulful-simplicity

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