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Let it Go!

Let it Go!

Author: Anita Spencer
Author Role: Deputy Director of Primary

Learning to ‘Let it Go’ is not about letting the other person get away with anything or forgetting that something has happened.

It’s about choosing not to stay stuck in the past and chained to a conflict – feeling hurt and upset. Letting go is actively choosing to free yourself from hurt, it is learning from the past to have a brighter future.

Letting go is harder than it sounds and it requires effort, time and maturity; in fact, it’s one of the hardest parts of solving a conflict but it’s also one of the most important. If you learn to do it well, this skill will stay with you for the rest of your life, and it will make you healthier and happier.

This lesson looks at how to ‘Let It Go’ in five easy steps. These steps are the F.A.C.T.S. of how to ‘Let It Go’.

‘F’ stands for Forgiveness, and to forgive is a verb.

‘A’ stands for Accept that you can’t change the past.

‘C’ stands for Consider what you can learn.

‘T’ stands for Think Thankful Thoughts, and

‘S’ stands for See the other side.