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Written by Myke Celis

July 8, 2021

Don’t quit.

Oftentimes we are told that we have to fight long and hard for what we believe is worth it.

May it be a relationship, a career or whatever else we feel that used to make us feel happy, complete and fulfilled.

However, we must also bear in mind that people change. Things and situations, too.

So sometimes, our vision of a happily ever after gets distorted in the process.

And believing in fairy tales made us hold on and fight harder, until we get what we want.

However, what if it wasn’t meant to go that way?

Would letting go be an option?

At the end of the day, you can only do so much.

So allow me to share with you 5 signs that are telling you that it’s finally time to let go.

  1. You are losing your sense of self

You are as important as anyone else. Don’t ever let your relationship or career make you forget who you really are and what you are meant to become. You owe it to yourself, as you give yourself the happiness you deserve. Don’t let anything or anyone disrespect you and make you doubt your worth.

  • It has become too toxic

If you are always in a constant struggle, fighting over even the littlest things, then maybe it’s time to reconsider. A toxic relationship or environment can never support your growth so why waste your time, energy and resources fighting just to survive? Choose to thrive there after, even if it means stepping outside of that toxic space.

  • You have to justify your decision to stay almost all the time

If you have to continuously justify and convince yourself that something (or someone) is worth keeping, then take it as a red flag. It only means that you’re trying too hard to make things right  (or at least make them appear fine) even if time and again you are left hurt, sad and completely broken by the very person (or career) you tried to protect.

  • It has become a vicious cycle. Like a really vicious one.

Allow yourself to walk away if you have already given your all, your best at all times and yet nothing seems to really change. If you’re still subjected to lies, abuse or feeling inferior and unworthy time and again despite everything you’ve sacrificed just for you to stay, honey, take it from me: give yourself the respect and enough credit to just walk away. No more explanations needed.

  • You become a person that you hate

If you are forced to compromise your values, do things against your will, commit self-harm or indulge in risky behavior that you’re not exactly accustomed to, then it’s time to take a step back (and away) from your current space. Nothing that brings out the worse in you can be worth it.

At the end of the day, remember that letting go does not always mean the end of something.

It can also signify the beginning of something far more beautiful than you have ever imagined.

Just trust yourself and the process more.

You’ll make it through.

As you become your own #bestmeever .

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