Successful Adulting: Acceptance & Letting Go

I have been thinking about the ability to admit not knowing.

It’s so easy to think you have it all figured out, in your 20’s…

 

But this year humbled me and caused me to ask myself: is life a marathon or a race? And was I able to endure difficult circumstances that would become clear over time? I had to learn true acceptance and accept that I could not have everything under my control and that I did not have the answers to everything.

“There are two ways out of a problem: accept what’s happening, see the positive, and choose a peaceful state of mind; or fight against it, be miserable, and struggle against the universe”(tinybuddha.com)

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Practice letting go…

Acceptance helps you cope with problems in life such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and substance abuse. It heavily involves mindfulness which is the mental state of awareness, openness and focus.

In my last post I spoke about delayed gratification and this is related to practicing acceptance because it contributes to a sense of wellbeing.

I believe we all have a plan and that everything that happens in your life, happens for a reason. It will take time to make sense of things. But you have to trust that.  So if and when people ask because they are concerned or just plain ol’ nosey, you really do not have to come up with an answer. Sometimes its easier to admit you do not have all the answers to life. And ironically, that is the best answer.

Mistakes are a part of life and truly that is the best teacher. Criticism is everywhere but you have to fight to be positive and remind yourself that you are just human. Letting go of your inner critical voice will bring you so much peace!

 

Check out: Successful Adulting and Delayed Gratification

 

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22 thoughts on “Successful Adulting: Acceptance & Letting Go

  1. True. Over-analyzing things can be our worst enemy. But sometimes letting go and letting God is easier said than done. As well as letting go of one’s inner critic. I’ve been trying to do this and hopefully I’ll succeed soon. 😀

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  2. Acceptance and letting go are very hard to do, but they’re definitely the best decisions you take to heal yourself and to finally reach that inner peace we all desire. Thanks for sharing Lia 🙂

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  3. Great post! I’m in my 30’s and have to remember let go of the negativity if I want a postive outcome. The words you say and your thoughts create your future. Great post as always my friend! I loved your blog so much!

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  4. I’m pretty sure I’ll be 60 and not have everything figured out, but so long as I am happy and enjoy life I won’t mind. Life is about living and positivity. I definitely concur that people need to let go of the negative aspects of their life and focus on the positive.

    Great thoughts!

    Lex | The Lady on Lexington Street
    https://theladyonlexingtonstreet.com

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  5. Letting go and acceptance has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to overcome.
    I think that since I’ve practiced both and realised whatever is meant for me will be and if it doesn’t feel right you haven’t failed by letting go and accepting that is key.
    Thank you for writing this post, I loved it
    X

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  6. Thank you for putting it out there that mindfulness is awareness in conjunction with openness and focus. We constantly practice mindfulness in yoga without truly grasping what that means. I appreciate you for reminding me that I need to be more open and focused.

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  7. This is a great reminder for all of us. Mindfulness, thinking positive and acceptance are all incredibly valuable skills that require practice. I like to take a step back and look at the greater picture of whatever it is that I’m trying to face, then break it into pieces and over-weigh matters in smaller doses. In the end, all that matters is that you are happy and embracing your life to its fullest, and not what anyone else thinks or has to say. x

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