The moment that we begin to live in the past is the precise moment that we should leave it behind us. To leave the past behind and drop who or what hurt you isn’t something that comes easy. It takes a lot of effort, time, patience and self-respect to keep moving forward. It’s a twisted concept to think that sometimes the people that we love and respect the most are also the people that are the ones so capable of hurting us.
Closure is necessary but not always something that’s handed out. Some people are able to push past who or what hurt them, while others let it eat them alive. Accepting what happened for what it is and forcing your mind to focus on other things is a lot easier said than done. However, leaving the past in the past is undeniably one of the best choices that you could ever make.
You might have had a lot of sleepless nights. Nights when you were so worried about something that had happened in the past that you let it dictate your future. We’ve all been there at some point. You’re not alone.
I’m talking about those times when we just can’t shake the past. Whether it’s something small, like making a terrible first impression, or saying something you wish you hadn’t, to something big, like having to shutdown your business. Harping on negative experiences is painful and, when we hold on to that pain, we can’t move on to something more positive.
Team Inspiring Life provides you with the 5 reasons as to why you should let go off your past.
5 reasons for forgetting your past
1. Essential for moving forward.
For years you have allowed multiple situations and people mentally torment you. To live inside your head, to eat at every conscious and non-conscious thought. We have all either made a mistake that we never thought we were capable of making, or have been hurt by somebody that we never thought would be possible of hurting us. If you allow yourself to live in the past and be consumed by what’s already done, then you don’t give yourself the chance to move on and leave what’s in the past truly in the past.
2. Life is too short to waste on past.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from trying to maintain a positive attitude no matter what I’m going through, it’s that life is too short to waste time on living in the past. The only things that come from living in the past is hurt and pain. Letting the past reside in your head is like letting a scab never heal. Letting it never heal to the point where you keep picking at it, so it keeps re-opening the wound.
This life is too short to allow yourself to keep opening old wounds. Situations and people can only destroy us if we let them. When life removes somebody or something from your life, if you’re able to let it go then 9 times out of 10 you will find that life will replace it with something far bigger and better than you could’ve ever imagined.
3. Spending the energy on positive act.
Remember that famous saying? “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” – This quote is the true example of what you need in your life. You need to let go of the things you cannot change in order to devote yourself to focusing on what is to come.
4.Can’t change what already happened.
I’m sure all of us at some point wish that we could rewind time and change something. Whether it is a situation, something we did or even something we said without thinking. But the reality of life is that we get one chance to live it. The only thing that we can change is the present moment. We are not able to go back and change what’s already happened, so why bother allowing ourselves to live in misery of something that can’t be changed?
The most important thing that we need to realize is that what’s done is done. And for whatever reason we went through what we did, we need to know that our present and future can better than ever thought possible if we give it a chance.
5. Forgetting helps to develop inner and outer beauty.
When you let go, it cleanses you inside and out. If you keep worrying about the things of the past, you put an unnecessary stress on your body. Stress is a precursor for a variety of health problems so take charge of your body and your life and just let go.