We all go through rejections in many phases in our life. We heal, we move on, and we try to look forward. Those rejections can create knots in our lives and become so thick we feel like we can’t breathe freely after.
The friend who left you for no reason, the guy you loved who proposed to your best friend, the job that you worked hard for and went to the unqualified candidates stack – all of this can form thick, dark knots. In order to move past these experiences and set yourself free to live your best life, you must face them head-on. Some of those knots are rusted, old, and need extra time to untangle. Here are three ways to help you untie the knots in your life:
- Read the label. Before you try to open the knot, ask yourself, does this matter now? Do I still need the friend who did wrong ten years ago? The answer should always be no. This step is very crucial to translate the label into feelings and emotions to loosen the knot.
- Forgive yourself. The partner who left you and created darkness in your life is not your fault. Dig deep, find acceptance and forgive yourself. Resilience is the key to moving forward.
- Most life knots do not need an expert. Take the time to self-reflect on who you are at your core. No matter how complicated that knot may be, there is a way to untie it. The best way is to focus on the dead end. When you discover the real reason you are still holding onto the knot, the closer you become to acceptance.
The key to success is to visit your knots more often and set yourself free!