Troubling memories from the past make make it hard to live in the present. If you are having a hard time moving on from something that happened to you, you can begin to heal by accepting how your past has shaped you into the person you are today. If you're struggling to leave the past behind, practicing meditation or yoga may help you become more sensitive to the ways your emotions affect you physically. You can also write down your thoughts in a journal to help you put words to difficult thoughts and emotions. Spend time with people who support you and talk to them about what you're going through. If you feel overwhelmed or helpless, consider seeking help from a professional therapist.
Learning to Let Go of Past Hurts: 5 Ways to Move On
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What happened is done. Stop giving time to things which no longer exist, when there is so much joy to be found here and now. In my oldest son passed away unexpectedly. At that time I had been a practicing yogi for almost ten years and had navigated what I thought were significant opportunities for practicing detachment and letting go. Not only did Daniel live through those years, he has since become a vibrant soul, who never needed all those typical experiences to thrive. So when my oldest son passed away while home on leave from the army I felt I had a head start in the letting go department, and therefore, I would find my way to healing more quickly. Not true.
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Try these: Why do we hold on to the past? Why do we cling to things that are no longer relevant in our lives?
Holding on to the past can be a conscious decision just like letting go and moving forward can be a conscious decision. One thing that connects us as human beings is our ability to feel pain. Whether that pain is physical or emotional, we all have experiences of being hurt. What separates us though, is how we deal with that pain. Experts have found that when emotional pain prevents you from healing from a situation, it's a sign that we aren't moving forward in a growth-oriented way.