Let Go of 30 Mental Burdens and Get Ready for a Wonderful New Year

Dr. Liza Varvogli
10 min readJan 2, 2020
  1. Let go of reminiscing of the past

The past is past; revisiting the good or the bad moments in a compulsive way, as if you “must” do it, is not a good idea. Especially if that causes you emotional pain. Maybe you had bad things happen to you, memories that are indelible, experiences that you wouldn’t want to even think about- yet here you are, reminiscing of the past with a quality of “stuckeness” and an inability to get away from it. Maybe you keep going back to good old memories, you compare and contrast them to your present which is not perfect and that brings you down. Either way, going back to the past and regurgitating it isn’t helpful. Using meditation, investing in self-care, practicing what you read in self-development, and perhaps with the aid of a therapist you can let go of the past and focus on the present. Because, after all, don’t you want to have a good life now!

2. Let go of chasing the wrong people

Really. Why chase after people who don’t see your worth and don’t value you as a person? The problem with chasing the wrong people is that you don’t pay any attention to the right ones. Open you mind and the door of your heart to the right people, those who are supportive, encouraging, kind, respectful. Start building and nurturing healthy, fulfilling relationships.

3. Let go of unproductive thinking and limiting beliefs

Experts estimate that the human mind things anything between 60,000–80,000 thoughts a day; and of those they estimate that 80% are negative, while 95% repetitive. If you do the math, you will realize why it’s not a good idea to think pessimistic and limiting thoughts. Every time you are aware of such a thought, catch it and challenge it- is it really true? What’s the evidence? Is there evidence against the negative thought? What would be the worst possible outcome? How probable is it? What would be another more realistic thought you can replace the…

Dr. Liza Varvogli

Ph.D. in Psychology| Harvard-trained| Psychotherapist| Stress Management Professor|Parenting & Relationships Expert|Meditator|Positive thinker|Solution-oriented