What if you hadn’t quit your job? What if you hadn’t broken up with him? What if …?
It’s normal to wonder about how things might have turned out if we’d picked a different path. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with thinking about the past. We all do it. What is not okay is allowing the past to stop you from living your life.
Our emotions are flashbacks which we unconsciously believe we need to revisit to resolve. It’s natural to project alternative realities that may have resulted from different decisions.
Think about it; it’s much easier to reminisce about your high school sweetheart than it is to deal with the troubles you’re currently experiencing in your marriage. Or if you’re currently unemployed, it feels better to go back to a time when you were the boss, when people were depending on you, when they respected you and looked up to you.
This unhealthy nostalgia could leave you feeling anxious with no plans for the future, believing that your best days are behind you. Thing is, you can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the old one. You can’t go back into the past and do things differently. But you can totally learn from each situation and make things better for the future.
Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift to have new experiences and awesome memories.
Remember, if you’re still thinking of what you did yesterday, and constantly worrying about what you have to do tomorrow, you haven’t done much today.
So, pay attention to the glorious, messy, sometimes chaotic, but always real life right in front of you. Live now!
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