Why you need to make peace with where you have come from
Posted Mon 30th Sep 19 - 2 mins read
All too often we allow things that happened in our past, however long ago, to stay with us to such an extent that it stops us from moving on.
We dwell on this 'Thing' every day until we become stagnant and still, unable to do anything other than think about our past.
I would never belittle the things that happen to us, quite the opposite, we should honour and acknowledge where we have come from so that we can make peace with it, learn from it if we need to, feel the feelings that come to us as a result and then do our best to move on for the sake of our future.
It's never an easy thing to do which is why so many of us stay caught up in the past.
When something from my past comes up for me I acknowledge it and turn to my journal to try to put it to rest.
I make a list of the things I'm feeling and thinking and take a moment to feel everything I need to. I then do my best to draw a line under it and move on.
The hard part for me is realising what's come up and why I'm in such a foul mood. If I don't head for my journal, I head straight to the fridge instead!!!
One thing I have learned since I started journaling is that there are always things coming up from your past you thought you had dealt with.
Some of the more stubborn things show up every now and then, so spending a little extra time on this subject is never time wasted.
I have made myself a journaling prompt sheet and I'll either keep the finished sheet in my journal or if I'm feeling super daring, I'll burn it in a fireproof container (obvs!) for added catharsis.
I sometimes feel like separating myself from my writing in this way helps me to let go of certain fears and feelings.
As I watch them go up in smoke I feel like I have felt what I needed to feel and now I'm free to let go.
Or something like that!
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Here's how I get the most out of the process
Do your best to let go of past mistakes and use them as a learning opportunity.
There are probably loads of examples you could think of where you sometimes think back and say to yourself "if only I had done that differently".
Well, don't see it like that, see it as something you needed to experience in order to become the person you are today and try to find the lesson in all of it.
It will help you accept the things you saw as mistakes as lessons learned and see that you are where you are for a reason.
Letting go of your past and acknowledging all of this can help you make peace with your past and move on to a contented and happier future.