Saying goodbye is powerful. It can heal the pain of loss, give people incredible strength, or even simply provide closure. The Importance of Last Words.
If you’re having a tough time saying goodbye, here are a few tips:
Accept the Sadness, but…
Saying goodbye can be painful, difficult, even sad. Don’t shy away from it.
Acknowledge the feelings, even if they’re not the most comfortable.
Acknowledge what saying goodbye means.
Let Go of Fear
Being afraid is natural. Saying goodbye usually means there’s change ahead & change can be scary.
The time to part is no time to be shy. Don’t hold yourself back.
Accentuate the Positive
Yes, saying goodbye can be painful, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be doom and gloom. Part of saying goodbye is leaving a legacy.
You’d be hard-pressed to find people who, when it’s time to part, wish they were meaner or more negative. Saying goodbye is a chance to tell people all the good you see in them or think of them or hope for them.
If you’re better at expressing yourself in writing, check out Make Your Story Happen for tips on how to write your goodbyes.
Contact me now if you need help saying goodbye.