10 Ways to Get Past Your Past

I’m back! I’ve had a crazy busy couple of weeks – driving 32 hours in 4 days with my mom to surprise my sisters, getting ready to move this weekend, and updating the blog – so I hope you will bear with me as I continue to work out the kinks (such as that infuriating floating menu up there, sorry) and get back into the routine of things.

I’m over at Live Bold and Bloom talking about how to get over your past. There I describe our desire to hold onto our suffering and the negative effects of rumination on our wellness. Then I go through 10 ways to get past your past and fall in love with life again.

10 Ways to Get Past Your Past and Fall in Love with Life Again

From the post:

I was caught up in how wrong I thought she was. Playing the role of the victim was comforting, and obsessing over every little slight made me feel justified in my own actions.

However, this was not a healthy way to live.

Rumination leads to negative thinking which leads to shame which leads to further rumination. It creates a toxic cycle that is extremely difficult to get out of. This type of thinking does not promote positive change; it only increases the feelings of discouragement and helplessness.

. . . being stuck in the past and ruminating over what went wrong not only wastes the present, but also compromises the future. This type of thinking has led you to where you are now. In order to get unstuck, you need to do something different.

Read the rest at Live Bold and Bloom.

10 Ways to Get Past Your Past and Fall in Love with Life Again

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2 Comment

  1. Reply
    Katie Jenkins
    June 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Hi there, Grace! Fantastic post over at Live Bold and Bloom. Already tweeted it and will be pinning it as soon as I post this comment! You offered some great points, but what I liked most about it was the way you explained each tip. You seem to go a little deeper than other writers, making it more helpful and meaningful for the reader. I really appreciate bloggers who don’t simply regurgitate information. Will be subscribing to your blog. Found you on #SundayBlogHop 🙂

    I hope your move went smoothly and you enjoyed the time with your sisters! Oh, and I LOVE that photo of you in the road! Where was that taken???

    1. Reply
      June 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Aw, thank you so much! I really appreciate your taking the time to comment and share. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and found it especially informative and useful.

      The move did go well (despite the elevator in our apartment not working for the first half, haha), and the trip was wonderful! Oh man, the photo I must confess is actually a stock photo, haha. I would love to travel to wherever that is though, it’s beautiful!

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