Trouble letting go of my past
Does anyone else have trouble letting go of their past? Im having a really difficult time focusing only on the present and the future. It seems that my past is always there to haunt me. Wherever i go, im just reminded of horrible memories, moments of shame and embarrassment that i cant get past. It really sucks because it discourages me from furthering my progress of doing more exposure exercises and increasing my self-esteem. Over the past month, ive made some great progress, but unless i can get over my past, my future wont matter.
Does anyone else have this problem, and does anyone have any advice on how i could let go? Any input is welcome.
EDIT: FORGOT TO MENTION: When i was discussing this with my therapist today, she mentioned that im having letting go of the past cause i cant forgive myself for what happened to me. I blame myself for all mistakes, embarrassments, and lost opportunities that turned me into the person i am today. We came to the conclusion that if i can somehow forgive myself for what had happened, then i may just be able to move on. So i guess another question would be, how can i forgive myself for all my faults and failures that im always reminded of?
Last edited by habsfan31; 06-16-2011 at 08:34 PM.
Reason: forgot something