Focusing on the Past is Good and Here’s Why

Focusing on the Past

The Past Can Motivate You

Buddha always said to live in the present. If you Google “focusing on the past,” the top articles are “8 Ways to Stop the Past from Ruining the Present” and “How to Get Over the Past and Focus on the Future.” It’s all about the future, thinking ahead, and trying to forget who we used to be or what happened to us. “The past” has a bad stigma surrounding it, as if so much as uttering the word will cause society to force you into exile.

Well, I’m here to rain on this constant future focused parade and call bullshit on all that. Occasionally thinking about the past can actually be a good thing, and dare I say it, even motivate you.

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Like any normal human being, sometimes I feel inadequate or bad about myself. It’s during these moments that I turn into an absolute masochist. I’ll stuff my face with a box of donuts while I scan social media accounts of girls who look fashionable while on their third beach holiday in a month. Don’t even get me started on how LinkedIn makes me feel.

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