We’ve all been hurt sometime. Be it emotional or physical, there are some instances that you want to get over and completely erase from your life. When you clench your past, it’s a painful experience. It is the best that you let go of the past. Give a chance for the future to show how happy life can be. Don’t let your past ruin your happiness, live the ‘now’ and enjoy every moment. Read our 5 habits to live more in the present moment to make way for a beautiful present and future.
People often ask- ‘How to let go of the past and live in the present‘ or ‘How to let go of the past & painful memories‘. This post is for help. Take notes.
Let bygones be bygones.
Follow these 5 habits to live more in the Present Moment.
1.See the joy in small things
When you focus on ‘here’ and ‘now’ you’ll have lesser regrets of your life. See what’s good in your life and count your blessings. Let go of the negative emotions and make way for positivity. It sounds easier than done but trust us. The more you’ll see joy in small things, the more there’ll be joy in your life. When you will appreciate life in smallest of things, life will give you the biggest of reasons to smile.
2. Don’t be the victim
Be strong and stop victimising yourself. When you took the decision to take that step, then own it. Stop blaming people for what happened to you. Take it as a learning, accept it, and move on hoping for the good in future. One of the best steps to move away from the past that you need to leave behind is to stop the victim mode. See life in a new light and see the newness in life. Miracles will start happening when you stop being a victim.
Good news: How to let go of the past and be happy is in your hands, really!
3. Self care
When you go through a bad phase, a self care session is the best way to live your spirit. Take care of yourself, do things that make you happy, and pamper yourself with all the love.
Give yourself time and make it useful. Indulge in hair massages, some shopping if you like or a vacation. Do all that you love indulging in including food walks or coffee conversations. You’ve been through a lot, it’s time to take care of the most important person of your life- YOU.
4. Surround yourself with positive people
We all have a circle of people whom we rely on the most. Talk to them, share what you’re feeling, and lean on your loved ones and friends. Don’t go around blowing your problems. Some people wonder why is it hard to let go of the past. It is because they keep on living in it. Stop it. Stay away from discussing your problems with every friend or colleague. Choose a small circle to discuss your problems and choose wisely. Your circle should be able to lift you up and take you out of your problems.
Surrounding yourself with positive people is a tried and tested way to move on in life.
5. Take professional help
If you think that the negativity and emotional stress has engulfed you beyond control and it’s difficult to bear it, it is best to seek professional help. Talk to a therapist and take care of your mental health.
Sometimes an outside perspective can help. An outsider may give an advice that strikes and helps you stop living in the past and move forward.
Someone asked me- ‘What does it mean to live in the past?’ It simply means living in a dead zone.
Take notes of these Habits to live more in the Present Moment and change the way you live. Life is meant to be enjoyed. We all have been through bad times. It’s possible to reboot and restart.