Have you ever had an argument and hours after it ended you began to think of all the things you could’ve and should’ve said? Have you then spent hours replaying the conversation and torturing your brain with alternatives that could never happen? I know, I have.
It’s pretty common for that to happen, but it’s very uncommon for people to realise that it’s happening. It becomes normal after a while and we get used to it. However, as time passes and other things come into play it might negatively impact our sleep, concentration, and focus.
Letting go of things one can’t change is one of the hardest things to do. Your instincts tell you not to let go because you’re right or because you deserve something but continuing the torture won’t make you right or give you anything back. It will only take from you a lot of time that should be dedicated to self-care, self-love, and nurturing your soul.
Keeping your mind busy with things you cannot change, won’t allow it to rest and refocus itself on the things that matter and it would keep you stuck in one place. As much as you may think it’s worth the time you spend thinking about it, if it’s out of your hands it deserves freedom from your mind too.
Your mind can do amazing things when allowed, so let it. Let it show you the way in the aftermath of what’s been keeping you behind. Allow your mind to guide you and take you to new beginnings through the freedom you’ve given it. Don’t keep replaying the same conversation, what’s done is done. Accept it and break free from it.