Are you taking a stroll down memory lane? Choose the route that is well-lit, not the dark, scary alley.
The brain doesn't differentiate between real or imagined memories. Spend more time recalling the pleasant memories, the ones that put a smile on your face, a skip in your step and joy in your heart.
Learn to diffuse the unpleasant memories with stress techniques - unhooking the strong attachments to them by forging new neural pathways.
Build upon this practice and you change your history, making it easier to stroll down the route that is filled with light.