I am a firm believer in forgetting the past. I just wish I could nip those times I find myself rehearsing my past mistakes in the bud before it spirals me into despair. My Therapist told me to allow the thought a moment but to let it pass, in a kind of meditation, my religious leaders tell me to take every thought captive, to fill my mind with scripture and prayer. My Naturopath says to exercise more and get plenty of rest.
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I use scripture. Can't find a rubber band. I just try to stay clear of negative people who try and steal my Joy. The LORD is my joy. It still a ongoing struggle especially when negative things keep coming vs. good things. Not being able to d.j. & not having a soulmate contributes to this and the constant passing away of loved ones is no help. Staying prayed up and attending church helps me. There are people there who care about me.
I often remind myself that;
The past is history,
The future is a mystery.
the present is a gift, that's why it is called the present.
Enjoy today and do the things that matters most.
Have a wonderful day to all.
I find that if I can forgive myself for past failures, I feel better, I have asked Jesus to forgive me, and he says he has, so I have to forgive myself. It is hard to do, but I know it works. Scripture reading and prayer help also.
Stress-Busting Techniques: 1) Exercise; 2) Relax; 3) Sleep; 4) Socialize.
I also meditate, need to exercise more. A couple of things that have helped me is listing at least 5 things at the end of the day that I consider positive (it can be as simple as food, something that didn't happen lol), and attempting to redirect my thoughts (asking myself what the mistake is making me feel, what I can learn from it, and what facts do I have that support my feeling-which is usually exaggerated beyond reality). Both help me to to let go (eventually), but sometimes are harder that others. I have a tendency to catastrophize :)