Don’t Beat Yourself Up Over Yesterday

Give yourself permission to walk away from things without discounting your journey to them


Just because something was a huge blessing yesterday doesn’t mean it’s not a curse today. Just because something was right for us last year doesn’t mean it’s right for us this year. And most importantly, just because we find something isn’t good for us today doesn’t mean it wasn’t good for us yesterday.

Sometimes, when we find out something isn’t serving us and it’s time to walk away (even run), we are tempted to go back — as if to find out how we got there. It’s like, just because we find that it isn’t serving us today, we want to prove to ourselves that it wasn’t serving us yesterday, either.

We want to make the whole thing into one big mistake and dissect it — declaring to never make the same mistakes again. Instead of accepting that something just isn’t right for us anymore, we want to understand all the reasons why it never was. Maybe this makes it easier for us to let go.

Today doesn’t have to discount yesterday. You don’t have to find reasons that something was never good for you in order to accept the fact that it no longer is.

I was exactly where I needed to be, when I needed to be there.

And you — you were where you needed to be, too.

Give yourself permission to walk away from things without discounting your journey to them and through them.


Written by Holly Kellums

Originally published on Medium.com

Featured image by Smart on Unsplash

Published by hollykellums

Internationally Published Author * Influencer * Recovery Coach * Human Potential Activist

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