I feel like we, as humans, are often hung over on things that happened in the past. We focus way, way too much on something that we are unable to change, but we try anyway. I for one am guilty of this on more than one occasion. I just keep on worrying and overthinking about things that are completely out of my control.
Lets just get one thing straight: you cannot live in the past. It is not healthy to do so. Don’t beat yourself up on something like a bad grade you got on your report card or a boy that broke your heart or a friend that stopped being one.. Just take a deep breath, and focus on the present, or even the future if you would like.
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” -C. Joybell C.
Now I know its difficult to not get caught up in your past, especially if something happened that really hurt you, but its important that you move on.
“Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life.“
So just stop focusing on something that happened yesterday, or a week ago, or a month ago, or even a year ago and remember that you can get a clean, fresh start every single morning. Don’t you ever forget that. You don’t have to wait until New Years to make resolutions to fix your life. You can do that right now.
And if you find out that something is holding you back from being you, know that you can always cut the ties. Whether it be a job, a place, a memory, or even a person. Don’t feel bad for setting yourself free, it’s bound to happen eventually. Especially if the relationship is toxic and makes you feel bad all the time.
And remember this as well: “A great future doesn’t require a great past.”