Ever wonder how to mentally let go of the past? These simple tips, when combined with patience, persistence and self-love, can help!
We’re probably all guilty of spending far too much time looking backward dwelling on the “good ol’ days”. And were those good old days really all that good to us? At some point its important to say goodbye to the past and leave it behind where it belongs, in the past.
What good does it do thinking about things that are over, done with and out of your control? The short answer? No good at all. Thinking of things in the past that you have zero control over now is not only pointless, it’s holding you back from moving forward.
If you’re looking for ideas and tips on how to move forward, you won’t want to miss this!
How To Mentally Let Go Of The Past
Accept who you are NOW
A lot of the times people have a hard time letting go of the past because they don’t truly love who they are now. Stop! If you want to love yourself, there’s no time like the present.
Accept who you are and what you’ve become. Acknowledge everything you have accomplished in your life. Acknowledge and accept. The sooner you do this, the quicker you’ll be able to leave the past behind.
FORGIVE those who hurt you
For many this is easier said than done but it’s imperative that you do. Carrying around hate in your heart doesn’t do anything positive for your future. All that happens is you become bitter and closed off.
Forgiveness is not the same as forgetting. No one says that you have to forget what others have said and done to hurt you, but if you can find a way to forgive them, try.
It won’t be easy but once you can forgive, you can move on. That’s the ultimate goal!
Remind yourself every day to live in the PRESENT
This is key. Living in the past may have become more of a habit than you think. Every day when you wake up, think about everything in the present that you’re thankful for. There’s so much to be thankful for!
For one, you’re awake! You’re awake and ready to enjoy a brand new day! And if that isn’t enough to kickstart you into the present, just think of all the adventures and excitement that awaits you!
Once you can mentally let go of the past, you’ll be amazed at how your outlook on life can change.
You’ll start to see things in a more positive light giving yourself grace in all aspects of your daily activities.
Being able to love yourself being present in the moment is the perfect formula for letting go of the past.
Wave goodbye to the memories and thoughts that are holding you back. Say “See ya!” to the past and welcome the present and future with open arms!
Are you ready to mentally let go of the past?
There’s no better day than today!
Once you wake up, breath and focus. Focus on your breath.
Think of nothing but today and the days moving forward.
Nothing in the past.
Nothing negative you have no control over.
Just pure positive thoughts.
Pure positive thoughts for the future.
So, I’ll ask again.