It’s hard to be happy when past events or situations haunt your present. Maybe you said or did something that you regret or you failed to take action when you should have. So, you beat yourself up day after day, not letting go because you feel like you need to punish yourself and remind yourself that you failed.
Kids don’t do this to themselves. In fact, not only do they seem to have the ability to forget about yesterday, they often forget about what happened five minutes ago.
Sure, you don’t want to let go of things without learning from them. So, pick out the lesson and then put in on the shelf in your memory bank. Let it start to collect dust because you’ve taken what you need from it and now it’s time to walk on. It’s done its job so let it go.