124 B7 Negative Emotion – Bad Memories

Bad Memories

Definition

Retaining and recalling past experiences in a way that has a negative effect.

Practical Tips

  1. Know that everything happens for a reason.
  2. See the learnings from the situation with Gratitude.
  3. Appreciate other people are only capable of behaving and communicating in a way that they are able to.
  4. Label a ‘bad’ era of your life with a positive alternative (e.g. training ground for the future)

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to take a bad memory, dissolve it’s negativity and thank the experience for the learnings it has given me.

Rules

(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to wallow in………….Bad Memories, is when I don’t focus on the positive part they play in my life.

Example Challenges

DC070 Social Media says I have looked at my Ex Bosses profile! (And I haven’t!!) I Hated my Ex Boss for his behaviour!!

Quotes

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”
– Lewis B. Smedes

” A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”
– Elbert Hubbard

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