Reliving the past brings joy as it is a story we can continuously tell ourselves. By speaking aloud about the past, you breathe life into things such as memories and experiences.

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To some degree, we all suffer from the addiction to the past. Of course, some people are worse than others. Below are the signs which might indicate that you suffer from an addiction to the past.

1. You Constantly Talk About the Past and the Way Things Used to Be

2. You Resist Change

3. You Continually Fail to Plan for a Better Future

4. You Argue for the Past that Things Used to Be Better

5. You've Allowed Relationships to Become Stale, Uninteresting and Without Passion

6. You have Physically or Mentally Peaked


Don't fret if the above signs seem to be describing you to a tee. What you need to do is to let go and live with the present and plan for the future. Letting go may be a hard thing to do, but if you find yourself stuck and missing the past too much, it may be time to make a few changes in your life.

Letting go of the past will help you progress and make better decisions for yourself. Get out of your comfort zone and venture into new things. The present and future won't wait for you, and the past has already moved on without you. So learn how to let go of the past to be a better person!