Dwelling on the Past

  • If you struggle to trust yourself, it could be because you’ve gotten into the bad habit of ruminating on the past, especially mistakes or misfortunes
  • You can tell when it’s slipped into unhealthy rumination by these two signs: It’s not productive and it’s compulsive
  • Healthy reflection leads to new insights and behaviour change. Unhealthy rumination keeps going and going without actually resulting in any benefit
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