11 Things You Have to Let Go This Christmas

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Christmas is definitely just around the corner, and it has always been my favorite season. People are happier, more cheerful, and giving. You can see a lot of Christmas lights and decors everywhere. It is the season to be lovely and jolly. It is the season to let go, be free and be happy. 

Viral Strange listed the 11 things you have to let go this Christmas:

1. Envy. 

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You have to let go of envy because it will only hurt yourself and other people. You have to be happy with other people’s success because you will have your own time too. You do not have to envy anyone because you are beautiful too. You are amazing for who you are, so you should not be feeling that way. 

2. Pain and unwanted baggage.

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Let go of that pain that has been consuming your happiness. Be brave enough to start a new beginning. Be stronger than your pain, worries, and fears. Once you let go of that unwanted baggage, you will be able to smile again.  As much as possible, you have to take your time in the process of healing. You do not need to rush anything, but if you are ready, do it will all your might.

3. Bitterness.

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Don’t feel your heart with bitterness because it will only poison your entire being. It will not make you grow as a person entirely. It will only destroy the great relationships you built. 

4. The unreal you.

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Be true to yourself. Embrace the real you. Some people may not like you, but there will be people who will accept you for who you are. Set yourself free. Live your truth and be happier all the way. 

5. Fake people.

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Let go of these people who are only giving you fake love and care. They do not deserve a seat in your life. You do not deserve people who are not true to you. You do not deserve people who are secretly wishing for your downfall. 

6. Fake relationships.

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Never settle for a fake relationship because you will only drain your entire being. Stop investing your time and emotions in people who are only taking advantage of your weaknesses. 

7. Grudges. 

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Loving is better than hating anyone. Forgiving makes everything a lot better. Always be the bigger person. When you hate someone for no reason at all, it only shows how rotten you are inside. 

8. Regrets. 

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Do not regret anything at this point anymore. All the things that happened in the past made you who you are today. The bad decisions you made shaped you to be better. Be thankful for rainy days because they will reveal the character that you have. 

9. Unhappy self.

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There are so many bad things going on in the world now, but that should not stop you from doing the things that make you happy. Do not be living in fear because you are stronger than that. Everything may not be okay for now, but soon it will fall in its perfect places. 

10. Haunted past.

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It is not easy to forget about the past, but you have to be open to change. You can’t change anything about your past, but you can always do something with your future. Look at life from a new perspective. 

11. Your insecurities.

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Do not feel bad if you are not like them because you are born to stand out. Being different is not a bad thing. There are so many beautiful things coming your way for sure.

The true spirit of Christmas is not about the things we give to people. It is not also about the fancy stuff we buy for ourselves. The real essence of Christmas is giving back to other people. You have to be kind, be a blessing, and show warmth to everyone every day. You have to make them feel that their existence is being appreciated and valued. Merry Christmas to all!

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Awat Dhahir

Founder and CEO at VIRAL Strange / Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live. I’d rather steal your dessert than your boyfriend. Stay humble. Be kind. Work hard. The secret ingredient is always cheese. Goodbye!