Some activities can boost your health and cost you nothing. In today's world of high-priced medicine, that seems like a real bargain. One of the easiest activities is a simple hug. It's quick and noncommital and provides some real health benefits.
Often I find people reliving past events...not the happy times which would make them smile, but the sad times that make them cry. Each remembrance etches the pain deeper in consciousness and makes the sadness easier to recall.
Is that what we want...to remember the things that brought us pain the first time and continue to be painful as times moves forward? Are we so attracted to misery that we dwell in the dark places of our past?
It's difficult to change our thought process only if we believe it's difficult. The trick is to believe in the simplicity of changing a negative to a positive.
When a painful memory pops into your head, acknowledge that it's there, then simply think of something that brings you joy. The pain will soon subside.