How to Let Go of The Past and Embrace the Present

Are you stuck in the past? If you’re holding onto things from your past that is no longer serving you, it’s time to let go. In this brief article, (and short YouTube video), I share four tips for embracing the present and living a happier life.

I know that a lot of us have trouble moving on from our past. We hold on to things that we shouldn’t, and it keeps us from living in the present. No matter what life throws your way, you must always keep moving forward. Happiness comes from within. It’s a state of being, and no matter what challenges you face in life, you can always choose to BE happy.

Letting go of the past is essential to starting anew and living a content and fulfilling life. Learn to let go of the hurt, pain, and negativity from your past so that you can move on and live a joyful life. I can’t emphasize more the fact that connecting to happiness is a choice we make on a moment-to-moment basis.

I know, some days, it feels like everything is going wrong. You slept horribly, the bills are piling up, the kids are driving you crazy, and your boss is breathing down your neck. It would be so easy to just give up and wallow in misery. But what fun would that be? Life is too short to be anything but happy.

So, I’ll say it again: make the choice to be happy, no matter what life throws your way. Trials and tribulations will come and go, but happiness is always there waiting for you. Choose to find the silver lining in every cloud, and soon you’ll find that life is a lot more fun. After all, the present moment is all we have.

Oh yes! We all have baggage from our past – things that have happened to us we’re not proud of, or that we regret, or someone who hurt us, and we have a hard time forgiving and letting go. These experiences can weigh us down and prevent us from living in the present. If you want to be happy, you need to let go of the past and embrace the present. Bringing those past negative experiences into the present is the very definition of insanity.

Here are four tips for letting go of the past:

Tip 1 – Forgive yourself:

We all make mistakes. It’s important to forgive yourself for your past actions and learn from them so that you can move on and live your life.

Tip 2 – Let go of grudges:

Holding onto anger and resentment towards others will only hurt you in the long run. Let go of these negative feelings so that you can focus on the positive — which is a lot better for your health.

Tip 3 – Learn from your experiences:

Mistakes are inevitable, but we can learn from them and use them to improve our lives. Use your experiences as a learning opportunity so that you can make better choices in the future.

Tip 4 – Focus on the present:

The past is gone, and we can’t change it. The only thing we can control is the present moment, so make the most of it! Live in the now and enjoy your life.

Following these tips will help you move on from your past and live a happier life. Here is an affirmation to help you let go of the past:

“Today, I let go of the past and surrender to the stillness of the present moment.”

 

Watch a short video here...

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