#4: Stop Thinking About The Past
We make it hard for ourselves by thinking about the past constantly in our lives. Whether it’s a minor or a major incident, we find it difficult to let go of the past. I would find myself constantly thinking about the past.
They were painful memories and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find it in me to get go. Basically, all my thoughts were fixed on the past and I wasn’t striving for my future. It seemed like everything had come to a halt.
Somehow, I forced myself to face the reality. I had to stop thinking about it. I engaged in activities I loved the most, including painting and sketching. I can’t explain how unbelievably therapeutic that was. We usually underestimate our hobbies and as life goes by, we rarely spend time alone. I found that I missed my hobbies and it was amazing to get back to them.
I realized that I had also become stronger and more mature to deal with my problems. Some incidents in the past could have been avoided, if I had approached them differently. After a while, I found that it was a must to let go of all the hurt.
If you’re doing the same thing I did, remember that you need to forget the past. It might seem impossible to do so, but if you convince yourself and believe that you deserve a fresh start, you must think about your life ahead, rather than dwelling in the past.