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How to move on in life?

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Last Updated: 08/02/2021 at 5:47pm
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Paola Giordani, Psychoanalyst

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I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.

Top Rated Answers
April 4th, 2015 1:49pm
Believe in - Everything happens for a reason. You're worth way more than you can ever imagine. Don't let anything or anyone define you.
January 17th, 2015 7:47am
Moving on is the hardest part when going through a break up. Try to get your mind off of it by doing something that you enjoy the most, for example, go watch a movie, or listen to your favorite album, or go hiking, etc and try to surround yourself with your family and friends because having a support system is the best for you. Get a closure, try to accept the things that didn't work out for you and evolve from there.
February 15th, 2015 7:48pm
I have found that life is like monkey must let go in order to move in. Come to terms with whatever is holding you back, live in the present, and learn to forgive.
March 26th, 2015 10:30pm
The old saying of "if you fall off the horse, get up and get back on" couldn't be more true. You have to pick up the pieces (if there are any) and put them back where they belong. Before you know it, you will have made more progress moving on than you thought!
April 16th, 2015 3:51pm
You can't always control what happens but when things do happen, you can only add that to your portfolio of experiences and learn from it. Accept the things that happened and even mourn over them but never cling on; it will eat at you. Find the things and people in life that you're truly passionate about and find ways to make yourself move on for their sake.
April 17th, 2015 5:17pm
Forgive yourself for all the mistakes , forget whatever happened. Accept your present .Give yourself time .Get a hobby .Explore the world .
April 20th, 2015 10:44am
Having hope. Even if the hope may be ideal or a dream. Always having a dream and a goal keeps your motivation and dedication alive.
April 26th, 2015 1:27pm
Start exploring yourself. Know about yourself. Make a list of of things you really loved to do. make them your goal and start to achieve them.
May 23rd, 2015 6:36pm
Personally, I think the best way to do this is to let yourself go slowly. Don't rush into things and don't think you need certain things to be done at certain times. Go through steps, plan carefully, and breathe. Surround yourself with loving people.
June 10th, 2015 11:37am
There must be something that you really like in life might be small or big , don't hesitate, just do it!
June 17th, 2015 5:03am
There are many ways to move on. I have found it best to just keep busy. Have a good cry if you need it then keep busy with your friends or with your job if you have one.
June 17th, 2015 1:44pm
To know that time will heal things is the hardest to accept. But that acceptance is what is most important about moving on. Along with that, one should try to busy themselves around things they like and things that make them happy. Happiness is contagious so being around happy people also helps a great deal!
August 31st, 2015 5:07am
Acceptance, determination, mindfulness, positive thoughts, and always know the reason why you're doing it.
September 14th, 2015 11:36pm
Think of something positive. Even if the situation is the worst you've ever been in. I know many people will experience something horrible and get angry because they don't why it happened to them. I honestly couldn't tell you that either, but I can tell you one thing, time will help heal it. Whatever it may be that happened to you, eventually everything will be ok. You can always keep the event with you but don't make it an emotional reoccurrence.
November 2nd, 2015 2:22am
To move on, you have to make plans for the near future, and thinking about what you still want to do with your life.
November 10th, 2015 10:00am
Just having fun with my friends Go visit my mom on province. Go some of place that i can feel relax.
April 25th, 2016 4:57pm
Work on yourself and then do what makes you happy dont worry about what makes ypu happy from a day to day basis
April 26th, 2016 3:20am
Understand that you are the most important person in your life – no matter who else is around, your priority is making sure that YOU are healthy. Stay strong, and lots of love
July 19th, 2016 7:20am
Start taking up some new interests and hobbies. Start doing all the things you've been saying you'd do but still haven't done yet.
October 11th, 2016 8:56am
Life Is a crazy train my friend Just keep riding it till it takes you all the way through.....Everyone Wants to move on but its sometimes very hard.
June 19th, 2017 3:36am
Moving on is to let go of what you can't change in the past and not let the past determine your future. Take it one step at a time and treat life like it is an adventure.
July 4th, 2017 1:03pm
You can move on in life by finding better things to do. Move on means to get away from the old things and find better things to live for.
November 20th, 2017 2:16pm
Depends on the circumstances or situation you wish to move on from but moving on doesn't mean forgetting or giving up... keep it simple and keep memories or good time lock in the back of your mind and do it for the best you want to be or what you want to achieve in life and reflect apoun the situation or circumstance to help you move on slowly a day at a time make small but not drastic changes even down to a smell or the why you may cook ... everyone finds there own way. For myself it Motivation and desire of helping people and making a difference in this world. knowing that bad situations can get better but sometimes have to get worse before things change. you have to make that small difference to allow the process to begin refusing to move on from something or someone can impact your life very hard not matter how hard it was moving is the best process.
February 19th, 2018 4:49pm
Accept yourself and set achievable goals, one step at a time. Do what makes you happy find a hobby try something new and embrace every good moment life brings you whether it's big or small. Take a chance. Self care is very fundamental emotionally and physically. Be kind to others. Treat others the way you'd like to be treated. Take chances and don't be afraid of change.
April 14th, 2020 5:30pm
In order to move on in life, you have to accept what your downsides are in a situation, accept what you cannot control, and then you have to have a period of time where you must let out the pain in the situation and then talk about it. Then you can move on, but you will always remember. For me I've always hated my body and have not necessarily moved on from feeling that way but have started to accept it and change what I can about my insecurities although most of the self hate has not dissapeared. I've moved on from negative talk and soon will move onto loving myself as well.
August 2nd, 2021 5:47pm
For moving on in life, we need some time... With time we actually forgot our past life, or just consider it as our bad dream or we just laugh on it. But at present when we want to move on, it's really hard, we just need to fix our mind in some creative work or in those things which we love. But i think that when we are surrounded by our loved ones then we don't need to take care about how we need to move on in life. So basically, to move on in life we just need two things... First our passion or what we can do in any mood and second is our beloved ones. But in this modern world its hard to find true and faithful people so i believe that we need to go with the first option. And trust me it really works.