Letting Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

The reminder to ‘let go of what doesn’t serve you‘ is everywhere. You’ve probably seen it floating around on your Instagram feed at some point.

But what does it really mean? How do we know what’s serving or not serving us?

If we use the definition of serve as ‘to be useful or of service to’, the advice translates to letting go of what’s not useful to you anymore.

Ultimately, that could mean things that:

  • take away your energy
  • drain you mentally and emotionally
  • make you doubt yourself
  • give you nothing in return
  • serve no real purpose in your life 



If you’re clinging to the remnants of things that comfort you, who are we to say that you need to get rid of them. We all want and need to feel safe.

But maybe you’re attached to things that aren’t providing any value to you anymore, such as the need to be in control tasks that could be done by someone else, goals from two years ago, or those wilting plants that aren’t coming back to life.


Here are some super simple ideas for letting go and making space:


  • dust the corners of your apartment that are accumulating nasties
  • get rid of your dying plants make room for new ones!🌿
  • donate the clothes that you’re never going to wear



  • watch a movie that you know will make you cry (in a good way)
  • listen to music from your childhood
  • wash the emotional support blanket on your bed



  • brain dump everything out of your head onto a piece of paper
  • do something for an hour that doesn’t involve a screen of any kind
  • close the 100+ tabs open on your computer right now

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