It is hard to think about the past, it can be full of hurtful memories. When you are feeling overwhelmed with these thoughts and feelings, your life can start to feel like a prison in some ways. That’s why we have created this bulletproof guide for you on how to combat those memories!
It’s hard to think about the past, it can be full of hurtful memories. When you are feeling overwhelmed with these thoughts and feelings, your life can start to feel like a prison in some ways. That’s why we have created this bulletproof guide for you on how to combat those memories!
Focusing Your Mind On The Present:
Start by writing down all of the things that make or bring up good emotions when you think about them
Next time your mind wanders back into bad territory try focusing on one thing around yourself that makes you feel safe–you don’t even need physical safety sometimes just emotional security is enough because they tend not cross paths often during normal daydreams
Bringing up happy memories when you are feeling down can help cure some of the pain
Acknowledge your feelings and know that it is okay to feel them, but try not to dwell on them
Dealing With The Past:
Allow yourself time to grieve for what happened
Talk about it with someone who cares and wants you to be healthy–it really helps! Talking about things makes those thoughts less scary because they have been given a voice. That allows us as an individual or society in general think more critically about these past events.
Forgiving Yourself And Others: Forgive others without holding onto anger or resentment allow yourself this same forgiveness. It’s hard at first, but eventually being able to forgive and move on will make you feel much better.
This is a hard one for most people because we are so used to holding onto the past and letting it dictate our lives
Empathy: Try thinking about other’s feelings, rather than just your own. Again this can be difficult but when you stop putting yourself first, healing becomes easier. This takes time practice and patience with oneself as well as others in order to figure out how they might be feeling or what they may need from us..
Developing Rituals For Yourself: Develop rituals that help give meaning to your life–something that helps connect you back into the world around you. These could include anything like meditating daily, reading books of different genres every month or putting in the extra time to be there for someone or do something you enjoy.
Moving Forward: It is important at this point not to make any rash decisions about your future like moving away, quitting a job, ending relationships–anything that might just feel good right now but actually cause more problems down the line. This step can sometimes take months and many people will need therapy sessions with their therapist to work through these feelings of wanting change when really they are feeling stuck because it’s hard to move forward..
It’s natural to want things outside of our control so we don’t have to deal with them internally; however, if we try too hard then it can backfire on us as well
The Past Doesn’t Define Us: We can’t forget the past but we have to learn how to deal with it. When our thoughts are consumed with what happened in the past, then they affect us more than is needed.
It’s important not to dwell on negative memories
Moving Forward Together: It doesn’t matter if you need help for a short time or long term, talk therapy may be your best option. Therapy sessions allow you space and guidance from someone who understands–they know that healing does take some work and aren’t afraid of talking about painful things because they’ve been there before themselves.
Difficult Times Don’t Define You: Difficult times don’t define you; often people think that by sharing their story of what happened in the past it may help others.
The more you talk to people, share your story with them and get support from other like minded individuals means that they will have an understanding of how difficult things can be as well as what not to say or do when someone is going through a hard time.
Benefits: bulletproofing yourself against hurtful memories
There are many benefits of having this experience because there is something different than before because you feel stronger now; healing has never been easy but if we know how to deal with our emotions better then maybe we’ll all see some changes for the best.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: The first step on getting over any type of trauma is to realize that you didn’t trigger it.
We all need help sometimes and this is never a weakness so why not take the first step towards your healing process today?
You are Not Alone: The people who have been there in my life, I know they’ve made me feel safe when times got hard for me.
Even if we’re surrounded by others, doesn’t mean we can avoid feeling alone at some point or another but having those around us helps make the pain easier to fight through; so don’t be afraid of reaching out and getting what you need.
What You Can Do To Help Yourself: There’s only one way to get better as well as to prevent things from happening again because trauma triggers memories which can lead to an unhealthy cycle of fear and anxiety.
Self care is so important for our mental stability, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle but we should take time out every day for ourselves–even if it’s just a few minutes before bed or when you first wake up.
The Importance Of Talking: The more you talk about your injuries–the easier they become because as humans we need communication to heal from anything negative that has happened in life.
We all want to feel safe again; which means taking precautions against hurtful memories by reminding yourself how strong you are today with each and every breath!