Stuck in nostalgia; how to move forward?
September 15, 2012 1:31 PM Subscribe
Stuck in nostalgia. How to move forward?
posted by fieldcannotbeblank to health & fitness (7 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Simply put, I am a very past oriented/nostalgic person. I often think about my past (both the positive and negative experiences). I spend much of my waking life thinking about where I have been, what I did right, what a I did wrong, how I got to where I am today, and so on. It detracts from my ability to function in everyday life. It readily impedes my schoolwork, my ability to maintain healthy habits or a functional schedule, and many other things.
My question is this: How do you maintain your attitude as a future oriented person? I have the desire to, but I feel as if I lack the experiences, tools, or the mental setup to look forward instead of behind.
ADDITIONAL INFO: I have a psychiatrist and have frequented psychologists. I am far more functional today than I was years ago but I still yearn to better myself. Thanks for any suggestions you may have! :)