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34. Holding On versus Letting Go

Do you hold on to things, or let them go?

Today’s takeaway coffee focuses on the concept of holding on versus letting go. I’d consider myself the type of person who is on the ‘letting go’ end of the spectrum. I discuss the fact that people often are one or the other, and how this may present in your life and adulthood.

I also discuss:

  • My past, specifically how I approached relationships and jobs as somebody who was more prone to ‘letting go’ than ‘holding on’
  • How letting things go can often leave to hurting others
  • The impact of honesty your decision to hold on or let go
  • Trusting your gut instincts when it comes to decision-making
  • The power of decision-making
  • “Choose again, choose better”
  • Recognising the autonomy you have over your life and how your life can change based on your decisions

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