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2020 has truly become an unforgettable year. Each month, we as a nation have been hit with such disturbing and unforgetting news—it can feel as though our happiness as depleted. Trying to find ways to remain happy and healthy during these trying times is what will keep us all going, regardless of what’s going on around us.

Having the power to let go of any and everything that does not promote a healthier and happier lifestyle for yourself is pivotal to your mental and physical health. We know that letting go isn’t easy to do—but we know that you can do it with the help of these six tips. Follow these six tips to see how you can promote a healthier and happier you during these tough times.

6 Ways to Promote a Happier You

  1. Let go of grudges

Holding onto a grudge can harbor lots of ill and negative feelings. Forgiving those that have wronged or harmed you is not only good for them, but it’s even better for you. When you’re deciding to forgive someone and let go of the grudge—it’s solely for you and your well-being.

Letting go of that grudge doesn’t mean you’re excusing their actions or even letting them back into your space, it means you’ve decided to let go of the pain and move forward with a brighter and healthier future.

  1. Let go of comparisons

Comparison is the thief of joy. When you allow yourself to be compared to others—you are ultimately setting yourself up for failure. Learn how to bask in your awesomeness and appreciate everything that is you. When you compare what you have to others, you will always be dissatisfied, so remember “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but rather where you water it.”

  1. Let go of toxic people

Toxicity can be an awful trait to possess. People that are intentionally malicious in their actions need to be removed from your life ASAP! If you are surrounded by people that are secretly rooting for you to fail and are full of envy and insecurities—let them go sis. Don’t let toxic people drain your energy and cause you to become negative—misery loves company and you don’t want to be the company they keep!

  1. Let go of the idea that materialistic things means success

Sure, we all love nice and expensive things, but those things don’t define how successful you are as a person. Many times, we may not even realize it, but just because you see someone with this lavish and fancy lifestyle, doesn’t mean they’re happy or even successful. Let go of the idea that owning materialistic possessions will make you a successful human being, and simply be grateful for what you have in the present moment.

  1. Let go of your pride

Pride can be a good thing however when it becomes extreme and is used negatively—that’s when it’s time to let it go! If you allow your pride to get the best of you, you may breed about other negative traits that won’t allow you to grow and learn. Pride is very powerful and can destroy relationships, so before you allow it to get to that point—let it go in order to promote a healthier and happier you.

  1. Let go of fear

Fear is a scary thing for us all. It brings about change and uncertainty of the unknown and it often tests our character. Being afraid—whether it’s afraid of failing, afraid of change or even afraid of success, you must let that feeling go. You never know what you may be capable of achieving if you remove that feeling of fear from your life and simply take a chance. #BetOnYourself

Being happy during these times can be a bit easier said than done. We understand some days may be better than others, and we as a nation have already endured a lot this year. Incorporating these 6 ways to promote a happier and healthier you into your everyday lifestyle will be essential during these tough times.

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