Letting go is not easy, whether it's letting go of your dreams, letting go of expectations, letting go of people, letting go of unfavorable habits or letting go of the past.
It may be a hard and long process but letting go is necessary for you to move on and give yourself a chance of having a better life. It's a new year and every day is an opportunity to create a better version of yourself. Instead of wallowing in your own self pity and reliving the past, consider everything a lesson learned. It may not seem this way now but every trial and tribulation in our lives, serves a purpose.
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It's important to take time to heal and deal with the issues of your past but eventually, you must come to the realization that it is what it is and you can only choose to move forward.
Constantly thinking about what you could have done differently, crying over spilled milk and beating yourself up serves no one and it definitely doesn't help the situation. Yes, you're disappointed and you wish you could go back in time and change things but you can't so keep your head up and just press forward. Focus on solutions and what you can do in the present to turn things around.
Some people will always want to remind you of who you were and your past mistakes and failures but you have to ignore them because your past does not define your future. Live in the now, control what you can and let the rest go.
Don't be the only thing standing in your way to create the life you desire. Everyday is a fresh start.
Tips to let go of the past:
- Forgive yourself
- Deal with it head on and heal
- Accept the situation
- Stop playing the victim and determine whether you played a role in your own demise
- Focus on the present and solutions
- Be positive
Do not let your past control you, it's time to stop being a passenger in your life. It's time to be the driver.
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