In our lives we have a past that inhibits our thoughts, our feelings, and our reactions. If we grew up in a negative environment as a child, whether it be an alcoholic parent, a neglectful parent, or an abusive parent or relative, the things in which we inhabited unconsciously during those early years often stays well into adulthood. Negative and dysfunctional environments can leave us with adult anxiety or depression, as well as negative thought patterns. If we are not careful, we can perpetuate a negative life based off our learned behaviors from a negative childhood environment.
Anxiety and depression are not a death sentence as some believe. The ability to let go of our negative thinking patterns, change our habits, and release the way in which we tie our present thinking to things that have happened to us in our past is how we can reprogram ourselves to be a happy individual. Through the power of neuroplasticity we as humans are able to replace our negative thinking and habitual habits by learning new experiences, and making new thoughts with our brain.
Our thoughts and our past are not a permanent fixture in our lives as some may think. We have the ability to let go of our past no matter how traumatic the thoughts or how severe the anxiety may be. Our minds, which are similar to computers have a software in which we run our thoughts from and it can be switched out with a new software or way of thinking. Through focusing on new habits, new experiences, and new ways of thinking we are able to switch out our old program for a program that is optimal for living a happy life. By letting go our our past, and hitting the delete button we can revive our lives and have a second chance at a peaceful life.
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