find the strength to remove yourself
Dating

To The Person Who Lost Their Light

The hardest thing you can ever do is find the strength to remove yourself from whatever it is that's bringing you down.

805
https://unsplash.com/photos/P-2CxtQvUQY

I don't think that there is ever a distinct moment where we begin to notice that we have started to lose ourself. Rather, I found that it seems to hit you months after it has actually happened. You're suddenly stuck wondering how you have let yourself get to this point and how long you have gone on living like this.

There are so many things in life that can gradually being to take away from what really makes us, us. But at the end of the day, is it really these things that have negatively impacted us and made us a different version of ourselves? Or are we the ones to blame for allowing certain aspects of life to affect us this drastically? I honestly believe that we can take the time to point fingers and put the blame on certain people or things, but that will never change the fact that the problem occurred in the first place.

It's really important that throughout life, we take the time to reflect on our lives and see how truly happy we are with what is going on around us. We tend to go through life so quickly, without taking a second look around us and we never really take a minute to remind ourselves to look at the big picture.

It's a scary feeling when you wake up one day and realize that something has been dragging you down, and you never noticed that you have lost so much of yourself along the way. I have found the the very best thing you can possibly do is to let go of whatever it is that is holding you back, in order to let yourself find who you are again. This may be one of the scariest and the hardest parts of establishing who you are and what it is that makes you happy, but from experience, I can tell you that it is the most freeing.

To those of you who have lost who they are in the midst of a situation, know that it only gets better. The hardest thing you can ever do is find the strength to remove yourself from whatever it is that's bringing you down, but when you do, you'll gain the opportunity to be who you truly are again and that is the very best gift that you can ever give yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

I Started Dating A Guy Before Quarantine, But Now We Rarely Speak Unless I Double-Text

"He's really nice and cute and I like being around him when we see each other, but he's awful at communication."

Each week Swoonie B will give her advice on anonymous topics submitted by readers. Want to Ask Swoonie B something related to dating and relationships? Fill out this form here — it's anonymous.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

This Is Exactly What You Should Eat Today In Quarantine, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You've probably been eating it the past three months,

If we added up all the minutes of my life I've stood in front of the fridge or pantry mindlessly glazing over options, it would probably amount to several years longer than I'd care to admit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Stay In Lockdown, Think Again

People are terrified of what could happen if states stay in lockdown too long.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Reopen States, You're Not Looking Hard Enough

People are terrified of what could happen if states begin reopening too early.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because You Need To Stretch It Out

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

Flexibility is an important part of life. Yes, you need to be able to go with the flow and adjust when needed, but literal, physical flexibility is equally handy. Not only does increased flexibility keep you safe from injury each time you work out, but a good stretch session is incredibly soothing after a long day. Your body goes through a lot! It needs to cool down and get loose after all the activities you put it through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Amazing Things That Happened To Me When I Took Just A Week Off From Social Media

I've taken one-week off social media, and here's what I learned.


You’ll think clearer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments