How To Put The Past Behind You And Start Living Your Life
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Don't Torture Yourself with the Past
All of us have to stop torturing ourselves and learn how to put the past behind you and start living your life.
I am writing on a different subject than I usually do because I have been torturing myself for some time with my past and what I have done regarding the addiction to alcohol I had years ago. I am sure many of us have done something that we are not very proud of and always tend to think of the past and torturing yourself for no reason, because whatever it is, whether it is drinking alcohol or something else, you can not fix the past, you must work on the present and your future and forget about the past.
When someone has an addiction to alcohol like I did, we tend to miss out on so many things in our life such as our families and all those things our children did when they were young, and we were too tired up in our own life drinking alcohol and missing out on the things that can not be brought back.
Many of us dwell on the past wishing we had done something different, and that is fine to think that way, but it is too late to change any of it, so just forget about it and work on the now and enjoy your life now that you have forgotten about those things you wished you would have done different.
This is how we learn in life, by our mistakes we had done in the past. The learning lessons can then be passed down to our children if they so listen to us. My parents gave me lots of lessons of the things they did wrong in life and learned by those mistakes and wanted me to learn from their mistakes, but many times I thought they were crazy by what they told me. As I got older and wiser I then knew what they were talking about.
Forget About the past and Live the Future
Everyone needs to forget about the bad past you have had, and any mistakes you did in life and start living your life and planning your future for bigger and better times ahead.
Bringing back the past will only make you feel bad and you certainly will torture yourself as I have done for the past three years, but I have learned to just let it go and live the present and make the best of my life I have now.
This is what you need to do also if you have made some poor decisions in your life, and have done something that you are not proud of at all. Bringing back the past will not fix anything. The damage has already been done so just move on and make the life you have now a great one and one to be proud of.
Remembering the past for good times and fond memories are a lot different, and in that case it is wonderful to think of the past. Those fond memories of all the good times you had when your were young and spending quality time with your family and friends.
Those memories are something to hang on to for the rest of your life and to never forget about them, but the mistakes you made in your life that can not be fixed are just in the past, so don't look back, only ahead to a better and happier life.
That past is only a learning experience for all of us, and hopefully we learned a valuable lesson through our mistakes. I know I sure did, and I am living high on life by living it clean and sober and enjoying my wife and children more than ever.
© 2012 Mark Bruno
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