Sometimes people are too focused on the past to even notice the present or look forward to the future. The message in church last night got me thinking about it, but it is also something I have personally been trying to work on in my life. It is so easy to think about the what ifs and should haves. But there is absolutely no reason for it and nothing can be done to change it. Although we can and should learn from the past, it does no good to spend time dwelling on it. The present is now to be enjoyed and the future is what we have to look forward to (although worrying about the future is also not a worthwhile way to spend time either).
Sadly, though, this is so much easier said than done. Is it just in human nature for our minds to wander backwards? Am I alone in my fight to keep focused on the present? Although I feel I do a lot better at this than I used, to, are there any strategies for doing this or is it just training your mind to push those thoughts away?