All of us are tortured by moments or situations that we want to forget as soon as possible. The problem is that the harder you try to forget the past, the less you succeed. What could you do? How to forget the past to feel happy in the present?
If you don't leave the past behind, you won't be able to live in the present and be happy of every day. However it's not easy to forget what was going on with you, especially if you have experienced strong emotions. You will have to work hard to leave the past behind and open yourself to a new life.
If you want to forget the past, it must have been not very joyful, because usually people try to forget unpleasant situations such as a painful breakup, career or studying failures, betrayals of the closest people. It is not easy to forget the past, but it's possible.
First, let yourself suffer and go through all that negative stuff. If negative situations have happened recently, don't hurry to forget them. Let yourself be sad or cry if you want that. Start acting only when you feel that you are ready for changes.
Try to assess the situation, think whether everything is so awful. Write down past situations, your reaction to them and consequences on a piece of paper and look at the situation from a different perspective. Perhaps, you suffer in vain and when you realize that, you will forget the past.
Don't remind yourself of the past to leave it behind. Get rid of all the things that your memories are connected with, do not go to the places you used to visit. The best way out in this situation is to change the environment completely, but it's a very serious decision and it should be thought over thoroughly.
In order to forget the past, take up a hobby or communicate with interesting people more. New emotions and impressions will replace your past and you will see that you don't care about it.
All these tips will help you leave the past behind if you are really ready for that. Actually a lot of people like staying in the past and suffer over and over again. You should be eager to forget your past and start a new life. You will succeed if you try hard.