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  • Writer's picturePedro Frias

How To Let Go Of The Past: A Guide To Moving Forward After A Difficult Experience

At 19, I was cheated on.

It was one of the most painful experiences of my life.

I was resentful. Spent years wanting to make sure she knew she made the biggest mistake of her life.

Then I manifested multiple toxic relationships into my life.

I blamed her and everyone else. In my head I was a victim.

It when I hit my lowest point that I realized that if I wanted to be in control of my life I had to accept the past and the meaning.

Difficult experiences can help us grow if we change the meaning and ultimately forgive and move on.

Why We Need to Let Go of the Past

It’s not easy, but it is necessary.

Being stuck in the past and it prevents us from moving ahead with our lives.

In order to let go of the past, we need to forgive ourselves for what we’ve done wrong.

Forgive others for what they did wrong too.

We also need to take responsibility for our actions and stop blaming others for how our life turned out.

5 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Thoughts and Emotions

Negative thoughts and emotions have a negative impact on the human psyche.

They can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

This section lists 5 ways to get rid of negative thoughts and emotions.

The first one is identifying the source of negativity in your life - this will help you to identify what needs to be changed in order for you to feel better.

Second one is practicing mindfulness, which will help you focus on the present moment and let go of your worries about the future or past.

Third one is journaling - it helps you process your thoughts and emotions by writing them down, which can also make you feel better about yourself by highlighting positive aspects of your life.

Fourth one is deep breathing exercises - they can lower levels of stress hormones in our body, making us feel more relaxed.

Fifth one is self-compassion - it involves being kind towards yourself when something goes wrong or when you are feeling down, which can help with overcoming negative thoughts and emotions faster.

3 Simple Steps for Letting go and Moving Forward

We all have those moments in life when we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders.

It’s hard to see a way out, and we just want to curl up and hide from the world.

When you need help letting go and moving forward, these 3 steps will help you get back on your feet:

1) Acceptance: Accept that things are not going to change overnight; this is a process that takes time. Accept that the past is gone

2) Forgiveness: Forgive yourself for past mistakes and make amends with others who have been hurt by your actions.

3) Hope: Hope for something better than what you have now, even if it’s just a little bit better.


It is time to let go of the past and start living in the present.

It is time to get rid of any negative thoughts that are holding you back and move forward.

The past is done, it cannot be changed.

The only thing we can do is learn from it and move on.

The past is just a story, and it's time to rewrite it.

There are three steps you can take to let go and move forward:

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