It’s completely frustrating that although I know I’ve taken strides to move on with my life, every now and again I feel as though I am stuck in a rut with some of the same old thoughts.
It doesn’t matter what new experiences we go through, we may still continue to think the same old thoughts regardless. All we’ll do is add our old thoughts, to some of our new experiences. For me it often happens when I’m struggling, or I have more stress than usual to deal with.
As hard as it can be to change some of the old thoughts, sometimes we must physically remove ourselves from the issue or problem first. That when we remove ourselves we’ve won half the battle, the other half of the battle is to understand and change our perceptions so that we change the way we think on those thoughts.
I know that being around the same people can add to our frustrations, particularly if those people are the ones that keep us there. We cannot run away from past thoughts, but having the right people by our side and taking the necessary steps, can help us reduce how much negativity we let in from those people.
Unfortunately, and from my own experience, it’s the constant reruns that add to the constant banter in our heads and those same old thoughts.