It's took me well over a year to realise what truly makes me happy, what was good for me and also what was bad for me. No matter how hard it is, sometimes you have to let go of things that are making you upset/angry/anxious in order to move on and make yourself happier and more importantly, your mind healthier. Although we all know, moving on with things is easier said than done. Personally, I think moving on in life comes in stages and over time gets easier (and they do always say time heals mostly everything right?!), but you do have to make those positive steps yourself to help the process of moving forward. You can't stay upset back from not getting your dream job or that A grade, you can’t keep stressing out over a toxic friendship forever and you just can’t stay sad about that man/woman anymore, can you?
The first and best thing to do is to let it go. Delete all of those text messages and photos that you keep scrolling through. Delete that phone number or email address. Rip up and bin all of those memories that are making you dwell on your past. Completely get rid of any contact with the friend, family member or ex-partner that is stopping you from moving on. Don’t hold on to things that could potentially make you sad or angry because it could trigger old feelings that you really ought to move away from. The most important thing you need need to do is to keep going and stop looking back at the past. You are the most important thing in your life and you have the ability to remove anything that’s unwanted from your mind.Whether that be a toxic friendship, a failed exam or interview or a a failed relationship, . Remind yourself things are going to be okay and you are strong enough to get through this. Realising that everything happens for a reason and you can't change the past is a really strong war to help you move on.
You literally need to do anything that makes you happy. Live for yourself. Life is too short to dwell on the negatives and negative people. Do whatever makes you happy! Find something that inspires you or makes you feel like you. Explore somewhere that you've never been before. I promise you the best way to move on is to distract yourself and put yourself in new situations.