A regret is a feeling of disappointment or distress about something that might have been different. The feeling of regretting a situation can be depressing, especially when harboring a disappointment from many, many months or even years gone by. The situation happened, it’s over and done with, but the thoughts of “if only I had…..” linger on.
Reality check! The past cannot be changed. Acknowledge the facts and the feelings, by mentally reliving the event.
Write down the details and the feelings in your private journal. Be clear and specific. Then let go of that regret. Affirm the release by saying “I release the feelings of …….. I felt due to …………” “I’m free to move forward in my life without regrets.”
Now is the time to release the regrets in order to:
®Accept your age
It is what it is! Instead of chipping away at your self-esteem, be proud of being here, in the now. You have come a long way. Brag!
®Accept who you are
Have a fulfilled life by appreciating the wisdom that accompanies aging. Compliment yourself daily.
®Accept and love each day
Enjoy each day. Squeeze out all the experiences, joys, loves, and appreciations to facilitate possibilities.
®Accept and trust right action.
Trust that you are in the right place, at the right age, with the right people. Express gratitude every day.
®Accept that life is never perfect
Keep expectations reasonable. Perfection does not exist every day.
Be the change you want to see happening.
®Accept your body
It’s a miracle! Acknowledge it is not faultless. Appreciate how well it does function in such a coordinated manner.
®Accept your beliefs and those of others
Religious beliefs, political beliefs, child-rearing ideas, business operations, and so on, vary from person to person. Being an individual is important to nurture self-respect.
®Accept your decisions and choices
Choose to make the best of where you are right now. Eliminate woulda, shoulda and coulda. Be inspired to create an improved, first-class life for today and tomorrow.
Now is the time to make peace with the past so you don’t mess up the present!