If we are to be completely honest, which I always recommend, we can all admit to having spent time living in the past. Whether it be for moments, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years at at time, we’ve all done it.
“So what’s the big deal if we’ve all done it?” I hear you ask.
The big deal lies in whether f not your past causes you to struggle to move forward and or rise above life challenges that come your way.
Maybe you’ve gone from having plenty of money and a big house to living from paycheck to paycheck in a small apartment. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the loss of a relationship that devastated you and you’ve been able to bounce back and continue to live the life of your dreams.
If you find yourself feeling stuck looking back wistfully to times gone by, and wishing things could have remained “that way,” you’re most likely living in the past.
If you notice you still often suffer a lot of emotional pain over an
upsetting event you experienced long ago, you might very well be stuck in history and unable to find a way to move forward.
“What’s so bad about living in the past?” you ask? The fact that doing so means the present — your reality — is zooming on by without you in the driver’s seat, meaning you’re not moving forward towards your life aspirations.
Whatever it is, if you see any of these 5 behaviours in you and how you live your life, you’re spending too much time living in the past.
Choose the life you want to live. Make decisions and choose to stick with them. Live a life that you’ve designed and avoid living life by default.
Be bold. Choose YOU. Design a much more satisfying and joyous life and create it through intentional living rather than leaving it to chance alone. You’ll be glad you did