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How to Accept Your Past Without Regret and Move on with Your Life.

Why is it Important to Accept Your Past without Regret?

Everyone has regrets. You know when you look back and can’t believe you did it? How did we abuse our loved ones? Why did we hurt our parents so much? How could we lie, cheat, or betray someone we loved? I’ll stop since I’m sure you recall your prior blunders like they were yesterday. Because I remember them.

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Accepting previous mistakes and moving on might make healing difficult. You may be haunted by a former trauma. Changes or results may scare you. Sometimes your thoughts are the enemy. Trauma and its causes may make it hard for you to accept what happened. How can you accept anything if you were the victim?

Healing begins with acknowledging your past. Recognizing and reconciling one’s past is a crucial step toward healing. Acceptance is crucial to self-forgiveness. Acceptance is realizing that one’s past can’t be changed. You must have a more objective view of your past and know that your actions today might affect your future.

I hope these life lessons will help you live more holistically in the present moment.

Accept your past without regrets. Handle your present with confidence. Face your future without fear.

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Remember that Whatever you are today is because of the lessons you learned from your Past.

Remember our past is not all bad as how we see it. Along the journey of life it has also taught us a lot of lessons and what we are today is because of the lessons we learned from it. In fact, we won’t be there without our past in the first place. Our Past has helped us develop into the people we were meant to be. Everyone’s path is unique and comes with distinct hurdles. Appreciate everything you’ve encountered and learned for the one simple reason that it helped shape you into the wonderful person you are now. This is the only reason that matters. Every one of us have a past that is complicated and fraught with adversity and darkness at some point. In the end, this will make us special, and it will make us both stronger and wiser.

Vent it Out.

Sometimes, in order to heal, you must first feel it. Keeping your thoughts and feelings bottled up may end up hurting you more in the long term and making it difficult to let go, especially if you keep thinking about the past and what wounded you. Being in your past and beating yourself up will affect you in every sphere of life may it be emotionally, physically, financially, and also your relationships.

Try to discover healthy methods to express yourself. That will help you move on in Life. Consider engaging in activities that allow you to express yourself in a safe environment such as.

  • Writing Gratitude Journals expressing thanks for all the lessons your Past has taught You.
  • Writing all that has hurt you on a piece of paper and then tearing it into pieces and throwing them in a running stream to see them disappear in front of your eyes.
  • If you feel like you can’t process your emotions, try using art or playing to express yourself. Find a trustworthy friend or family member to talk to and get support from them.

Practice Forgiveness.

Beating yourself up for your mistakes or holding grudges against people who have wronged you does no good for you. Its drains your energy which can be used to build your tomorrow.

If you are continuously being hard on yourself, you are treating yourself as though you are incapable of anything and are treating yourself as though you are less than. By deciding not to care about yourself, you’re essentially inviting others to treat you the same way. If you don’t care about how your actions impact those around you, why should anyone else?

You have to have compassion for yourself and also for everyone who touched your life in some or the other way. Remember they were there for a reason. Either to make you strong or to give you a lesson of life. By focusing specially on your positive moments, you give yourself the opportunity to let go of your negative thoughts and detach from worries. You have time to pursue all the things that make you happy, without worrying too much about what you can’t control.

Practice Self Love.

Start Loving Yourself if you want the world to love You. If you drown in your past, you will remain there: drowned in the darkness for ever.

You can start to make peace with yourself by forgiving yourself for past mistakes, accepting change and a new way of being, and moving forward with your life lessons falling in love with everything that makes your existence alive. If you love yourself, you may be able to swim back to the surface and live again. Holding onto the pain of your mistakes is like signing a death sentence.

We have all experienced grief and regret in the past. It’s great to see so many people recovering and starting new lives. What exactly are you waiting for? You have the rest of your life ahead of you. Fall in Love with Life and Keep Moving On.

Change your Experience.

To enjoy new experiences, we must let go of our past. The “childhood joy” I found in doing something new made me realize that I should try not to dwell as much on the past.

Remember Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is Mystery, Today is all we have and hence it is called the Present.

Make room for some new changes in your life like:

  • Set Clear and Concise goals that will keep you focused.
  • Practice Gratitude for all the wonderful gifts life has offered you.
  • Re-evaluate how you look at your relationships and try to make them more meaningful.
  • Meditation and finding time for self-care are two great ways to practice mindfulness. Commit to one thing from this list every week to help you be mindful and healthy.
  • Participate in activities that keep your mood positive like pursuing a hobby, playing a sport, reading motivational books or listening to Inspiring Podcasts.
  • Identify positive leaders and role models that lead with empathy and compassion and learn from them.

Remember You are Not Alone.

Remember that everyone to some degree has dark and embarrassing moments that come to haunt us in the present, but we need to accept it as by design we are all imperfect human beings. Every Important lesson in life, we learned only after making a mistake. Recognize that you were doing your best at the time (even if it wasn’t very good), that there were mitigating circumstances, and that you were a little messed up at the time.

Sending your old self love will help you let go of any resentments and just focus on how good your life is now. Throw in a lot of forgiveness and maybe have a small cry—or laugh—about your actions.

Take it easy on yourself. It’s easy to grow when you’re not too pushed for time. After all, we are human and there is no shame in that. Do not fear making mistakes as we stop learning if we stop making them.

Now heres a small secret I would love to share: The best way to heal the past is by embracing your present confidently and moving on. This includes first accepting the reality that it has passed for the good, embrace the lessons, let go off the negative emotions and Just Move On.

The more you cling to the stories of your past, the more of the present moment you lose. Release your attachment and let life be.

– Buddha

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Suhas Dakhole

Hi I am Suhas Dakhole. A Lifelong Learner who loves to Teach. My philosophy is to learn by doing and implement what you've learned in real life.

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