This week, we're thinking about closing chapters.
It's a good skill to know how to recognize when one chapter has finished and a new one is beginning. This can apply to all aspects of life - work, relationships, family, therapy, even your fitness routine. So often we're in a hurry to get to the next thing, but the space between what's passed and what's yet to come can be a precious time if we allow it.
Wondering how to best serve yourself during this time? It can be particularly tricky in situations where others were involved — we've got just the recipe 🧑🍳
- Take responsibility for yourself. Understand that this process is for you, and no one else.
- Feel ALL the feels. This is the number one way to honor your mind and body while allowing yourself go experience all the emotional phases of closure, especially the messy ones.
- Write a letter to the person or situation you want to let go of. Be fully transparent as you you let your thoughts flow. Don't worry about what comes up, you won't actually send the letter.
- Say 'goodbye' in the closing of your letter. **This is a way to symbolize leaving the past in the past, and truly start putting one foot in front of the other to move forward.
- Remind yourself that you won't always have control over what happens to you (like the shifts that come with living through a global pandemic). You do have control over how you respond. Easier said than done, we know. But there's some big power here.
Be patient, forgiving, and gracious as you go navigate this process, and remember the best is yet to come. You got this. 👊