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Releasing the Past for a Fresh Start

Have you ever wondered… when you get tired of living a life that doesn’t satisfy you, or makes you unhappy, why it is so hard to put it behind you, make a change, and move ahead to a healthier lifestyle?

Why Releasing the Past Is So Hard

“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.”          – Tony Robbins

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As human beings, we often get stuck in patterns that repeat over and over in our lives.

These patterns can include unhealthy lifestyles, unpleasant relationships, and can even include the way we approach learning and matters of intelligence.

These patterns are generally formed in childhood and become reinforced in our subconscious minds as we interact with our families and peers.

They become so ingrained into our psyches that we are rarely even aware of them.

Only with a  great deal of inner-reflection and studying the human condition are we able to see and make lasting changes.

Even then, it is challenging to release the past and make a shift in our life-long personal paradigms. 

Try Again With a Fresh Start

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”  – Mary Pickford

Starting over is not always an easy thing to do, but the option is always there for you – for each of us.

You don’t have to allow things that are part of your life, making you unhappy, continue to be part of your life.

  • If you are unhappy about your weight, or your fitness level, it’s okay to start small, a short walk, a few stretches, dancing around the house to your favorite tune when no one is looking, as long as you start somewhere.
  • If you are unhappy in your relationship, you can seek counseling, either to save the relationship or to mediate a peaceful end to it, not to mention many other options available to you.
  • If you are unhappy in your work, but can’t afford to quit, you can check on taking classes and working your way to a new career – it may take longer if, for example, you can only take one class at a time – but as long as you are making progress – you will reach your goal and that is a positive thing.

No matter what changes you need to make to rewrite your life story and build a happier life, there are always ways to do it if you are willing to explore and find them.

Set the Wheels in Motion

Not happy with where you are? Feeling stuck? Almost everyone gets bogged down at one time or another. So, what can you DO about it?

  • Take some time to reflect – how long is up to you – on what your main goal is.
  • If you have a lot of things you want to change, it can feel overwhelming, thinking of changing your life, so just pick one thing to make your goal.
  • Once you get that goal set in your mind, write it down, or if it’s to get a material object, better yet – get a picture and place it where you will see it at least twice a day.
  • Let yourself experience the emotions you will feel when you attain the goal – let your mind make it real. This is called emotionalizing something – and it is a very effective, powerful psychological tool used by many wildly successful people throughout history.
  • Take a breath before you go on – then pick one thing you can do each day to work toward your goal. It doesn’t have to be big, in fact, sometimes it’s best if you slip in easy to test the water instead of just going for it big time.
  • Take time every day to re-emotionalize your goal – twice a day is best – once when you first get up, and once at bedtime – but – if you miss it – just do it when you can.
  • Don’t expect perfection as you begin this change process, perfection is a nice goal, but being human, it isn’t easy to attain.
  • Add doing something positive each day to your goal emotionalizing and beginning tasks. This can be something artistic or creative that you enjoy, or sharing the techniques for goal setting and setting the wheels in motion to rewrite a life story.

Putting something positive out there in the world is such a  great way to energize yourself and others! Don’t look at it as a burden because it doesn’t drop money, or whatever your goal is, in your lap. It’s about positivity for positivity’s sake.

This blog is my attempt at sharing positivity with the world – though I do not always remember to post daily – or on any kind of schedule – I guess I need to follow my own advice more closely – and make it a habit to share more positive things here.

A final note: you’ll end up profiting from your positivity in economic ways, sometimes you won’t, but always you will benefit from the experience of sharing goodness and light with others.

Thanks for reading, and if you would like to share your goals or the positive things you do each day, you are, as always, welcome to share in the comments section below.