The Psychology of Letting Go and Weight Loss
Franklin D. Roosevelt once said… “You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” The country was going through a dark time, the economy was tanked, and so many had to save what small savings they had due to an uncertain future. We learned to horde, to hold on to, to not let go?
In following generations, we learned to create excess, but held onto the lessons of little. Maybe this is a reason we learned to hold on and not let go. Maybe we forgot how to let go of our fear, and move on to greater and new horizons.
The Psychology Perspective
The change of habits, whether it be linked to food, drugs, alcohol, gaming, or lifestyle choices such as entitlement, procrastination, etc., etc., etc. are difficult features of personality to let go of. In making change, we must face the Daemons of personality we created, learn to navigate the emotional torrents present when fear arises, let go, and make room for that which is new; that which will ultimately drive us to new heights.
It is natural when making any form of life change for fear to arise. But this is the only thing truly needed to overcome in order to start our personal journey towards new horizons. As William Faulkner said:
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.William Faulkner