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Moving Forward from the Past

September 12, 20233 min read

"Closure is just another word for acceptance. And acceptance is the key for moving on."

~ Unknown

We all need completion and closure. Life is full of big and small events; sometimes, it's crucial to tie up those loose ends to pave the way for a brighter future.

Completion is like the finishing touch on a masterpiece. It's the moment when you can step back and say, "I did it!" It's crucial because unfinished business can linger in the back of our minds, draining our mental energy and holding us back from progress.

Closure, on the other hand, is the emotional resolution that accompanies completion. It's that sense of finality and acceptance that helps us move forward. Whether it's the end of a relationship, a job, or a chapter in your life, closure allows you to heal and begin anew.

So, how can you achieve completion and closure? It starts with acknowledging what needs to be addressed, confronting your feelings, and acting. Sometimes, closure means forgiveness; other times, it's about saying goodbye.

Achieving completion and closure often involves specific actions that can help you move on from past events or experiences. Here are some actions you can take:

  1. Communication: Sometimes, closure requires having an open and honest conversation with someone. This could be addressing unresolved issues, expressing your feelings, or seeking understanding and reconciliation.

  2. Write a Letter: If direct communication is not possible or appropriate, writing a letter can be therapeutic. You can choose to send the letter or keep it for your own closure.

  3. Letting Go: Sometimes, closure comes from accepting that certain things are beyond your control. Letting go of unrealistic expectations or the need for answers can be a powerful form of closure.

  4. Ceremonies or Rituals: Creating a personal ceremony or ritual can symbolize closure. This might include burying a symbolic object, lighting a candle, or even a formal farewell event.

  5. Seek Professional Help: If closure is tied to trauma, grief, or deeply ingrained emotional issues, seeking the help of a therapist or counselor can be beneficial. They can provide guidance and support throughout the process.

  6. Self-Reflection: Spend time reflecting on the past events or relationships. Consider what lessons you've learned and how they've contributed to your personal growth.

  7. Focus on the Present and Future: Shift your focus from the past to the present and future. Set new goals, engage in activities that bring you joy, and make plans for the next chapter in your life.

  8. Practice Forgiveness: Forgiving others, and perhaps even forgiving yourself, can be a significant step toward closure. Forgiveness doesn't mean condoning actions; it means releasing the hold they have on your emotions.

  9. Surround Yourself with Support: Lean on friends and loved ones for emotional support. Talking about your feelings and seeking advice from those you trust can be comforting.

  10. Time and Patience: Closure is a process that may take time. Be patient with yourself and allow the healing process to unfold naturally.

Moving Forward

Wishing you the calm of letting go and moving forward.



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Ellen Smith

Ellen is the owner/ founder of European Esthetics, Holistic Wellness Spa in Peterborough, NH. As a licensed Esthetician and certified Holistic Health Coach she uses her years of experience to support women in finding guilt-free time for themselves so that they recharge and re-discover themselves to find clarity and direction.

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