Article: Viv Da Silva
Life experts tell you letting go of negativity can really aid you in your wellness. However, taking deep breaths doesn’t’ always seem to be a practical method of releasing negativity, especially when a lot of those negative experiences are wrapped in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Addiction and struggles with Mental Health seem to plague my family, which in turn created a destructive narrative running through my teens and now into my adult life.
After noticing my own repeated patterns of toxic behaviour, I made the decision to take control of how I navigate my life and release the emotional blockage I could feel weighing me down both physically and mentally.
Below I have shared some of the tools that currently assist me in tackling my triggers, no matter how small.
- Talk to someone turn to a healthy support system or seek professional help to assist you in tackling deeper issues (Google and the NHS website are a great place to start).
- Write down any negative habits on one side of a paper and on the other dream habits you wish to develop, such as daily journaling, becoming a better listener, being supportive to yourself as well as others.
- Revert to your dream habits in any moment of distress and call upon them.
- Learn to have meaningful reflection. Temptation is REAL, the comfort of living in negative feelings/experiences becomes the norm, so whenever overwhelmed by a situation I practice a 1 - 3-minute meditation starting with reminding myself why the journey of letting go is important to me.
Letting go requires a level of attention to your and others behaviour making a conscious effort to create healthy habits and not engage in negative experience that produces negative feelings.
Don’t be hard on yourself! Putting pressure on yourself to live your best life can be counterproductive so take baby steps.
Overall there are many techniques to assist you in letting go, on my journey I found my willingness to make positive changes in my life essential for consistency in healing and growth. So be fearless and take that scary leap and let go.
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