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Thank you to everyone who read and supported my first blog. I was not expecting so many people to have read and given it positive feedback ; l’m extremely grateful. I’ve recently been taking some time to think about my goals for this summer. I picked up some extra jobs and started filling my schedule with lots of exciting projects. It had me thinking of all the change, good and bad, that’s happened in my life in the past few months. It has made me into a bigger, better and stronger person. My friend Sam, wrote about happiness in her last blog (If you haven’t read it yet, go check it out!).

I find that my reasons for unhappiness are because I’m holding onto experiences that have hurt me and left bruises on my heart. When trying to achieve our goals, these unhealthy attachments lead to emotional blockage. Sometimes they get in the way and THAT IS OKAY. I’ve learned that it’s useless to bottle up your feelings. If you’re feeling some type of way, it’s better to feel that emotion wholeheartedly and pick yourself up eventually rather than saving it for later.

As we grow and push towards are goals, there is a lot of things we learn along the way. We learn about what experiences we should hold onto and other potentially hurtful ones that we need to let go. The more we open ourselves to this flow of holding on and letting go with things happening in our lives right now, we will be more likely to recover from an emotional barrier setting us back. That’s why I love the quote “The struggle you feel today is the strength you’ll feel tomorrow” because truly no matter how bad something is holding you back, you will be stronger than your struggle and have learned a lesson that you will carry on your journey. Life is all about lessons. An important thing to remember when going through a rough situation is you will leave with a lesson. You will have learned something you might not would have learned if you didn’t go through what you went through. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and by practicing the “art of letting go” you might be able to manage any stress or sadness that may be holding you back. A big thing during your journey is forgive yourself. We put so much on ourselves and we’re not always the kindest. It’s important to stay in the moment and take time for you! Here I made a list of things you can do to help destress and might help you let go:

•Meditate / Yoga: This is a big one for me. Even just 5 minutes can help tremendously.

•Go on a walk / Workout: Burn off any access steam you have. I find this helps if I’m feeling anxious.

•Listen to music: Headphones in or on a speaker! (10 times more effective if you dance as well)

•Less Screen Time: Take a break from your phone every once in a while!

•Writing / Drawing: Another big one for me. It’s amazing what a pencil to paper can do.

I hope this blog post was helpful for anyone who needs to let go and move forward with their goals. I believe that our mental and physical health are equal and just like exercising a muscle group, we can’t forget about training our mind too. Thank you again for supporting my last post and my future posts will be seeing you again! :)

-Carlie

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