I’m gradually learning to let go of everything that drains my energy and that doesn’t contribute to my happiness.
I’m gradually learning to let go of people who don’t value me. People who don’t see me for who I am. People who are excellent at noticing my flaws, but do not bother to see my qualities.
I’m gradually learning to let go of the arrogant, the selfish, the manipulative, the dishonest, the envious – the ones that can suck the happiness out of you.
I’m gradually learning to let go of the ones that nonchalantly broke my heart and left me to pick up the pieces on my own. The ones that wrapped my world in darkness and shattered my hope.
I’m gradually learning to let go of the negative thoughts that I have held on to for a while now. I am letting go of the, “I am not smart enough,” “I am not good enough,” “I am not pretty enough,” “I am weak,” “I am a failure.”
Because, yes, I’ve made mistakes. I’ve said and done things I should have never done. I’ve faced failures. I’ve allowed life to knock me down a couple of times. But, every time life knocked me down, I managed to get back on my feet and move on. Every time I made a mistake, I also found a way to put it right.
Yes, I’ve made mistakes and I’ve faced failures, but I’ve also realized that these don’t define who I am. They don’t determine my worth. And they don’t have the power to shape my happiness.
I’m gradually learning to let go of the familiar and safe. Because I want to make room for the unknown and exhilarating.
I’m gradually learning to let go of bad habits so that I can develop new ones that will contribute to my happiness and help me get where I want to be in life.
I’m gradually learning to practice self-acceptance and self-love. I’m learning to accept myself the way I am. I’m learning to embrace my weaknesses and imperfections.
I’m gradually realizing that I should never put other people’s needs, feelings, and desires before my own. I should never prioritize other people’s happiness over my own. Because if I don’t take care of and love myself, no one else will.
And last but not least, I’m gradually learning to let go of the person I used to be – the person who had low self-esteem and felt inferior to others. The person who was afraid of so many things.
I’ve grown. I’ve changed. I’ve matured. It’s time for me to show the world the new me – the one that is stronger, wiser, and more confident than ever.