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    Hi guys,

    I feel like I have a mild problem. I'm only 18, but for the past 5 years or so, I have been living "in the past", so to speak. That is, I constantly think about good memories from previous years. It may sound a bit realistic and even naive given my age, but I fear its a real problem stopping me from enjoying the present. Obviousl I sometimes end up regretting it. Is there any way I can avoid this/I can seek help?

    Thank you
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    Oops I think this should go in the Health section.

    Make lots of plans for the future, both long-term and short-term. Make sure you always have something good too look forward to, even if it is just an episode of a tv show or something small

    I've been living in the past ever since Half Life 2: Episode 2. ****ing Gabe seriously ;'(

    Remembering memories is not a bad thing however constantly wanting to go back, imagining today as a date in the past must be very hard.

    I can suggest try to make a list each week, like:
    3)wednasday-nice dinner etc.

    So you have something to look forward to?

    Seek things you can be grateful for in the present; it can be absolutely anything, even something small like it being a sunny day . There's nothing wrong with having good memories about the past but you're falling into a trap whereby you keep comparing your life to a higher standard - instead stop comparing one day to another and just think about the good things, even the small ones, you can see in everyday life.
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