Hey guys! Welcome back. I don’t know about you, but my past isn’t the best. I’ve been through some stuff and it has negatively impacted me. So today I wanted to share with you some ways that you can push past that and start over despite your past. This will help you move forward and learn to live your life in a much more positive way. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely worth it.
1. Walk towards a better future.
One of the first things you have to do is look at the future as a better place. Recognize that the past is a mess and you need to move on. And then recognize that just because the past wasn’t great, doesn’t mean the future looks the same. Start walking towards a future that you are excited about and that helps you see that you can change your life. Walk towards a future that needs you to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. It’s up to you to change your mindset and give the future the very best version of yourself you can give it.
2. Gather a support system.
One of the best things you can do for yourself when trying to start over is to gather people around you who will support you and help you in any way that they can. Surround yourself with people who really love you and want to help you succeed. Be around people who encourage and inspire you to work towards a new life. Surround yourself with people who help you pick up the pieces of a past that has left you broken. Those are the best kinds of people to have in your life.
3. Avoid negative people.
In contrast, you should try to avoid people who bring you down. You will encounter those people. The people who try to bring you down because they are down. The people who don’t believe in you because they can’t believe in yourself. Avoid these people because they will drain your energy. They will make it more difficult to get back on your feet and work towards that better future. So focus on living a life that is surrounded by people who motivate, encourage, and inspire you.
4. Take it day by day.
You won’t be perfect everyday. You will have setbacks. Some days will be better than others. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. Take each day as it is and continue to make progress where you can. You won’t heal from the past in one day and you won’t get anywhere by trying to. So just take it day by day and know that the timing is everything. It will happen when it happens and you just have to keep working hard.
5. Take personal responsibility.
You may not be responsible for what happened to you in the past, but you are responsible for handling it right now. So start taking responsibility for the fact that healing from the past and moving forward is something that only you can decide to do. Other people can tell you all the time, but until you see it for yourself, you won’t get anywhere and there won’t be any real progress.
6. Seek therapy.
There is nothing wrong with asking for help. If you think therapy will help then I highly recommend checking it out. Therapy can help you work through some of the looming issues and it also gives you an unbiased individual to talk to. So if you think this is something you can benefit from, don’t feel ashamed.
7. Face consequences.
Things have happened in the past that are still affecting you today. The only real way to let go of them and move on is to face the consequences. It won’t be easy or fun, but it will give you the closure that you need to move on. Just know that you are doing this so you can continue to move towards a better and happier life. The past only hurts you if you let it keep coming back.
8. Make amends with loved ones.
This is one of the most difficult things you can do. Making amends with people who have hurt you in the past is never easy. It means forgiving the people who are forcing you to go through this traumatic healing process. It means admitting to them that you were defeated. But I promise it is worth the hurt and pain because this also gives you closure. It takes you one step closer to that new life.
9. Forgive yourself.
Once you have forgiven those who have hurt you, forgive yourself. Forgive your past mistakes and allowing yourself to hurt for so long. Forgive yourself for not knowing how to move on and how to let yourself live a better and more fulfilled life. This will help you close the door to the past and give yourself a fresh start.
10. Learn from your past.
It may have hurt you and you may want to forget it altogether, but remember that there are things to be learned from your past. From mistakes that you made to mistakes that other people made that affected you, there is so much to be learned. So allow yourself to reflect and see what you can take away from all that is your past. And then you can start to move forward to a new life even if you have a negative past.
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