As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to realize exactly how many relationships will come and go during a lifetime. There are people I’ve lost touch with. There are also people who I’ve had relationships with that have taken a turn for the worst – of course, everyone has experienced this.
If a person leaves or starts having a negative impact on your life, it can be easy to let our sad or angry thoughts about the situation simmer. Why are you no longer friends? Why did they treat you poorly? I’m as guilty as anyone of focusing way too much on these questions.
However, for every moment you give power and energy to these thoughts, it’s a moment you lost focusing on your own life and happiness. Instead of thinking of ways to be productive or take care of yourself, you’ve instead been thinking about a situation you have no control over. This isn’t useful.
When a person is out of your life, it’s best to let them go – not only physically, but mentally. This is because you deserve to focus on creating a great future and being as content as possible, and you can do that when you kick the naysayers out of your mind and lock the door.