What do you think about when you hear the word "New Year's Eve"? A new year. New opportunities. New beginnings. For many, it is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future.
What do you think about when you hear the word "New Year's Eve"? A new year. New opportunities. New beginnings. For many, it is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. But what if this isn't enough? What if we need more than just change in our lives? This post discusses how you can let go of your past and start anew with hope for something better.
1) Realize that your feelings are valid.
Don't be hard on yourself. You may not believe it, but you are essential. Your emotions are genuine to you. Take some time to think about what negative feelings have been holding you back from moving on with your life all this time. Have you been dealing with depression or anxiety caused by the bad decisions you've made in your past? Maybe you feel like you're not good enough. Whatever it may be, remember that your feelings are valid, and you have a right to them.
2) Physically let out the negative emotions peacefully.
This step is KEY. You need to get the negativity out of your system if you want to move on. This may look different for each person but could involve things like writing out your thoughts, screaming into a pillow, going for runs or walks, drawing or painting, etc. The point is to find some way to release the pain and anger you've been carrying around.
3) Accept that it is time to let go of the past.
This is probably one of the hardest steps for most people. We are so conditioned to hang onto our past mistakes and heartbreaks that it can be tough to let go. But, if you want to move on, you have to accept that the past is in the past and cannot be changed. It's time to forgive yourself and start fresh.
4) Create a plan for your new beginning.
Now that you know what you need to do, it's time to create a plan for your new beginning. This may involve setting goals for yourself, mapping out your steps for achieving those goals, or simply writing down what you want your life to look like in 2022. The most important part is having a plan and actively working towards it.
5) Identify what is keeping you from moving on.
This step is crucial. Once you have a plan in place, it's time to figure out what is holding you back from achieving your goals. This could be anything from fear of failure to a lack of self-confidence. Identify the things preventing you from moving on and find ways to work through them.
6) Think of what to change in the future to make your plan successful.
This step will help you figure out ways to change things for the better in the future proactively. What steps can you take now to make achieving your goals and realizing your dreams a much easier process? What if, instead of waiting until 2022 to start living life, you started tomorrow? Think about what changes you need to make to start your new beginning today.
7) Know it is time to forgive yourself and let go of your past.
It's finally time to forgive yourself for your mistakes and break free from the past. If you have been holding onto negative emotions all these years, they will not disappear on their own. Only when you dissolve those old feelings can you move forward with your life. Just remember that it is time to be happy, and you deserve to live a life filled with joy.
8) Get professional help if needed.
If you find that you are struggling to let go of the past or that your negative emotions are too much to handle on your own, it is time to seek professional help. There is no shame in admitting that you need help and getting the support you need to move on with your life.
9) Talk to a loved one about it.
If you feel lost or don't know how to start moving on, talking to a loved one can be incredibly helpful. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone who cares about you can give you the boost you need to make progress finally. Plus, it's always nice to have someone to support you along the way.
10) Be physically active.
When you're feeling down, it's easy to feel like curling up on the couch with a tub of Ben & Jerry's and forcing yourself to watch TV until you fall asleep. But if you want to move on from your past, take some time for yourself and go for a walk or get out into nature. Being physically active can help relieve negative emotions and release endorphins in your body to give you a positive feeling.
In conclusion, moving on from the past is not easy, but it is possible. It requires time, effort, and a lot of patience, but if you take things one step at a time and stay focused on your goals, you will eventually reach them. Remember to be kind to yourself along the way and to forgive yourself for your mistakes. And most importantly, enjoy the journey.