Sometimes we get so caught up in things happening around us that we just need to find ways to move forward in life. No, you do not have to get over him right this minute. No, you do not have to completely forget about that friendship. But at the very least, use these ways to move forward in life.
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Breathe and Relax
Of all of the ways to move forward in life, my favorite is to just breathe and relax. You are not going anywhere if you cannot breathe (quite literally!). Taking a minute or hour to relax your mind and thoughts can truly help rejuvenate your push forward.
Delete! Delete! Delete!
One way to stay stuck in the past is to keep those old text messages, emails, and posts. You may think that time he commented “You look BEAUTIFUL!” under your favorite pic is harmless, but that could be part of the reason you cannot seem to let go. Whatever reminds you of the love you once had, delete it. Whatever negative mementos you have from past friendships, trash them. Do not hold on to any part of your past that is keeping you from moving forward.
Stop Regretting Your past
Too many times do we get stuck on a path. Maybe we had originally chosen said path. Perhaps it was chosen for us. Who knows? It does not really matter. What matters is that you need to keep going and stop looking to your past to determine your future. You are here. You are now. That is all that matters in the realm of time.
Find Your Passion
Recently, I went through a breakup that hit me kind of hard. I felt like I did not really know who I was anymore, but you better know that I did everything I could to rediscover what I was really passionate about. If you ever lose your focus, lose your hope, or do not know how to move one, just promise me that you will try to find out what makes you want to live. Find what makes you want to breathe and pursue that passion wholeheartedly.
Go out and Let Loose
This is one of my favorite ways to move forward. How many times have you got stuck in a boring routine? Too many to count, huh? Are you stuck right now? Maybe what you need is a break from reality. Perhaps a night out with your friends will help you release some of the stress. Now, I am not saying that you should become a party animal, but it is ok to go out and have a bit of fun every once in a while.
Acknowledge your past. Acknowledge your mistakes. Acknowledge the pain. Then tell yourself it is ok. Tell yourself that everything will be ok. The key to moving on is realizing everything that has happened and acknowledging that life is sometimes out of our control, but we do not have to stay stuck where we are unhappy.
Enjoy Every Moment of Your Life
This life is too short. That being said, try to live every moment as if it were your last. I do not think you should necessarily go and do every dangerous thing out there, but live a little. Smile more. Put down your cellphone (after you finish this article, of course). Enjoy time with your loved ones because although tomorrow is not promised, today’s happiness is something that can happen if you let it.
By reading this article, you have taken the first step. You are beginning your journey to a better you. I hope you keep moving in this direction. How will you move forward today?
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