Letting Something Go and Moving On

Tips to Let Go and Move On

Letting go and moving on are not easy things to do. We have to create new habits that will allow us to move on, while also being honest and compassionate with ourselves. Habits take form though actions repeated over time, to create habits we must be focused and committed. Creating meaningful habits that grant you compassion can make all the difference in moving on. Here are three habits to cultivate when you are working to let go and move on.

1. Don’t Judge Your Past Failures

Judging your past failures excessively will keep you in those past failures. You can become so close to them and prevent yourself from taking a step back and recognizing the continuum of time. It is never too late to take a step back, reassess, and decide to make an actionable change. When you find yourself thinking about past shortcomings take a moment to realize what’s happening and take a step back from judging past failures.

2. Realize the Power of Every Choice

To the best of your ability stay present with your actions and realize that every choice you make will lead to a result. Make sure your actions are aligned with your values. If you would want to show someone else compassion, are you showing yourself that same compassion? If you are starting to waver on self-care through one choice, how might that build to another and another choice? One decision is a part of leading to the direction of all others, so try your best to stay present and take accountability for all of your choices.

3. Be Honest With Your Heart

Why have you chosen to move forward? Come into contact with your heart. Don’t bully it. Listen to it. Be truthful with whatever is there. If there is nothing there that is information too. Again, don’t bully your heart. Show yourself compassion. Getting in touch with why you have chosen what you have will help you reattach to your purpose and ground you in your actions.


These are three tools I’ve found helpful when faced with the task of moving on. Most importantly all three tips ask you to show yourself self-compassion. This is absolutely vital and something I personally leave out of the equation way too often. I hope these tips will help you the next time you are trying to move on from something of meaning to you.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions I’d love to hear via replying below. Thanks for reading and take good care of yourselves.


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