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HOW NOT TO DWELL PAST ON THE

Learn from mistakes, but know how to let them go and move on

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Reflecting on the past is essential for helping us learn from our experiences, and coming to terms with what’s happened to us. But when you spend too much time mentally rehashing past events, it becomes rumination – one of the most destructive habits for our mental wellbeing. ‘When we ruminate, we start to make up stories,’ says psychotherapist Rachel Shattock Dawson (therapyonthames.co.uk). ‘So, instead of simply reflecting on why a relationship didn’t work out, we think, “This always happens to me”, then start to predict the future, “I will never meet anyone”.

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Get that #summerglow with the June/July issue of Healthy, which features the incredible Davina McCall on the cover. We’ve got a brand new natural beauty section, plus a summer body guide covering lean protein and expert fitness advice. Also, find out how to make street food at home with everything from Buddha bowls to cashew and coriander falafel. Plus! We ask: can a sun tan EVER be healthy? And do you really need those expensive trainers? Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy.