Life can be hard sometimes. We all know that. But it doesn’t have to stay hard.
Sometimes we harbor emotions that don’t serve us, and they can block us from moving forward with our lives.
But I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to be a victim of this negativity…
You can harness the power of affirmations to turn your life around and help you say goodbye to everything holding you back so that you can press forward with the life you deserve.
In this article, I am going to present you with 30 different affirmations for letting go.
The aim of each affirmation is to help you to let go of negative thoughts and emotions from your past so that you can enjoy the here and now, and face your new future with hope and confidence.
But before we get to that, let’s talk about how important it is to leave negativity behind you, before discussing just how affirmations can help you, and how exactly to use these affirmations.
The Importance Of Letting Go
Life is not static. Time is pushing all of us forward.
And life is short. What’s more, most of us believe that we only have one life.
Ideally, you should live this life to the fullest and chase your dreams.
Your future is there for the taking.
Are you really going to let anything hold you back and stop you getting the life you were born to live? The life you deserve.
There could be any number of things you need to let go of. You may need to let go of toxic people in your life. You may need to let go of regret. You may need to let go of worry or fear.
You may need to let go of the need to control things in your life. You may need to let go of something that was once very meaningful to you, and that can be hard.
Or you may simply need to stop ruminating on events in your past that affect how you see yourself. This alone can be painful enough. You may harbor ill will to yourself or others, and this can take a toll on your health.
Let’s address some of these needs to let go.
Letting Go Of Toxic People In Your Life
Sometimes we end up in toxic relationships. We don’t always see the toxicity straight away, and despite the toxicity it can be easy to feel very close to a toxic person who only brings negativity to a relationship, or has a Jekyll and Hyde nature.
But once you’ve established that this person is toxic, you owe it to yourself to break your bond with this person, and instead foster the relationships you have with more caring, loving and positive individuals.
Letting Go Of Worry Or Fear Of The Need To Control
You can prepare for the future to the best of your ability, but unfortunately, that’s not always enough to prevent anxiety and worry.
You have to accept that you simply cannot control everything, try as you might. The universe has its own plans for you. Once you’ve prepared all you can, all you can do is move forward and see where things take you.
You have to trust you will always be in the right place at the right time. The universe has a plan for you.
Letting Go Of The Past
The past can haunt us. It can remind us of our mistakes. It can make us feel worthless. It can come into our nightmares. It can dominate your thoughts and day to day life.
It can make us believe that we can’t change, and that we’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
But I’m here to tell you that that’s BS!
You certainly aren’t worthless. And you’re not doomed to repeat past mistakes. You hold your future in your hands, and now you have the opportunity to go forth and live the life you deserve.
Live your life, meet new people, chase your dreams. That’s what’s waiting for you once you’ve let go.
How These Affirmations Can Help You To Let Go
Words carry meaning, and in them there is power. When you believe the words of these affirmations, and how they apply to you, you hold their power.
They can empower you to put your past behind you and bring your focus instead to the here and now, helping you to let go of any negative emotions that might be holding you back, so that you can move forward with clarity and confidence.
How To Use The Affirmations
Choosing Your Preferred Affirmations
The way I would go about selecting which affirmations to use, is to read all the affirmations provided. Ideally, you will read them out loud.
When you read them, pay attention to how you feel when you say them. Notice if they feel believable. Notice if they feel appropriate. Notice if they feel beneficial. You might find that one or two of them really speak to you and your particular circumstances.
Then grab some paper and a pen, and write down all the affirmations that meet these criteria. You should only select affirmations that you can actually believe. If you say, read, or think of the affirmations with irony, then they will not work.
If more than one affirmation appeals to you, this is fine. In fact, it’s natural. You can use several.
How Often To Use Your Affirmations
Affirmations work by using them repeatedly. Ideally, this will be through reading them out loud several times each day. The more frequently the better, until you no longer need them anymore.
However, if you find yourself in circumstances where it may appear odd if you were to say the affirmations out loud, then simply saying them in your head is almost as effective.
There is no hard and fast rule about how often you should say or think your affirmations, but as I said earlier, the more frequently the better. And at a minimum, I would recommend once a day.
Making Your Affirmations Visible
I also recommend making your chosen affirmations visible. Have them written down or typed somewhere where you will be able to see them often.
For example, you could put them on a post-it note in your home office, or on your smartphone so that you always have it to hand.
The more frequently your mind turns to the chosen affirmation/s, the stronger you will believe them and the greater the courage of your convictions. And you will be empowered to move forward, effectively forgetting all the negativity and leaving it far behind.
30 Affirmations For Letting Go
The affirmations are not listed in any particular order. It is down to you to decide which of these affirmations best meets your needs.
- I am relaxed and ready to move forward
- I release my expectations and worry
- I let go of any anger and resentment
- I inhale peace and exhale worry
- I acknowledge my faults and I forgive myself
- I am ready to move on and move forward
- I trust in the fate I am destined for
- I release all fears of not being perfect
- I am letting go of yesterday to make space for tomorrow
- I am free from my past mistakes
- I embrace the new chapter of my life
- I am free of the burdens of my past
- I have the strength and courage to move on
- I see and treat others through the eyes of love
- I am not my past. My mistakes do not define me
- I am healing at my own pace, and will be at peace
- I let go of my pain, and I am now free
- I surrender to the present, the here and now
- I exchange shame and anger for compassion
- I am ready to close that page and move on
- I leave behind old habits and start anew today
- I accept there are things I cannot control
- The universe is working toward the highest good
- I say goodbye to anything that hinders my future
- I learned all the lessons, and I’m ready to let go
- I leave behind the old me and embrace the new me
- My mind is free and my vision for the future is bright
- I am unchained and feel light as a feather
- I am peaceful. I am centered. I am grounded
- I release damaging patterns of thought and behavior
Whatever it is that you’ve come here to let go of, here you will find words intended to make it happen. Affirmations are powerful drivers of our emotions, and you can pick out whichever ones you feel are the most empowering or relevant for you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. It is my hope that people will feel encouraged by my words, and that you can ditch the negativity, grab each day by the horns, and make of it what you will.