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How Do You Stop Rehearsing Past Failures Over And Over In Your Head?

How Do You Stop Rehearsing Past Failures Over And Over In Your Head?

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.

I hate to loose and all my failures haunt me. Sometimes they help… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have had trouble with "stinking thinking" throughout my life. The first thought that comes to my mind when I try to stop thinking about something is the very thing that I am trying to stop thinking about.

Over time I have made progress in the realization that I am not perfect. People from my past or present have knowingly & unknowingly ridiculed me for the errors that occurred in my practice of life.

If I take action with positive steps towards the solution to my past problems I find that I make progress towards finding acceptance for my previous mistakes. I can not think my way into a new way of thinking, yet I can pray my way into a new thought process. I have found praying specific topics in the Christian bible put into my own words has been helpful.

Exercise is one of the best ways I find temporary relief from anguish, with longer-term effects of an improved outlook, motivation, self-esteem and overall well being. When exercise & prayer become a regular part of my life the efforts are usually equal to the results I am looking.

When I make progress in prayer/exercise I start to sleep, eat and spend time with the people that better for me while protecting myself from those who are not.

There are times that I do what I know works for me and times that I find myself wondering why I not. When I find myself falling into harmful habits eventually of not feeling good or the beginning of pain push me back on the path of doing the right thing.

I hope this advice helps you and that I will remember to live it the next time I find myself going in the wrong direction.

Take Care & Have a God Day,
Martin Lee

posted over 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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.

posted almost 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Stress-Busting Techniques: 1) Exercise; 2) Relax; 3) Sleep; 4) Socialize.

posted over 4 years ago
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