Acceptance (vs. Denial, Anger, or Should-ing) – Helps in Healing and Getting Through Painful Events and Dealing With Things You Cannot Change
Disclaimer: All names have been changed in the post below to keep people’s identities anonymous.
One of the things I’ve noticed in the last few years is that when I’ve accepted a situation, whether something current or something from years ago that once bothered me a lot, is that it speeds up the recovery process.
I used to hold on tightly to people or dreams or hopes. In the last few years, I’ve gotten better at Letting Go.
(I’ve not arrived at perfection at this, but I have improved a lot in the last couple of years.)
Instead of constantly regretting, feeling sad or angry about a past incident, or that my life is not where I want it to be now, I’ve learned to accept my past and present, and that has definitely been good for my mental health – and I’m more able to enjoy each day as it is, instead of sitting around angry or upset that things aren’t how I had hoped or planned.
I don’t get as upset by set backs as I once did.