Are you a hoarder? I don’t mean someone who has a whole TV show about them, but someone who holds onto things.
A few years ago we had Feng Shui done on our house, and were told that keeping broken things around is the best way to feed negative energy.
Now whether you believe in this or not, you have to admit that holding onto negative emotions for longer than necessary can be damaging. It doesn’t feel great to have that stuff stewing away inside, and doesn’t really do anyone any good.
It’s easy to let yourself keep dredging up bad things, and I’ve been guilty of this myself. But who is it really helping?
Unless you’ve mastered the elusive art of telepathy, the person who wronged you may not even know they’re still in your nasty thoughts. More than likely, they’ve got on with their lives and you’re the only one suffering.
If it’s possible, approach them and have it out, once and for all. But be prepared for them to be bewildered; if you let it stay with you for long enough, it can become much bigger than is reality.
But if it’s something that’s done and dusted, and you can find it in yourself to move on without confrontation, you’ll be the winner in the end.
Forgiveness is a powerful word, but so is regret. It may not be the best thing for you to dwell on something, life’s too short to stay angry.
Do you have a good trick for getting over stuff?