Life is never lived backwards – #3 Steps to Overcome Regrets in Life

Uh — Oh! You screwed up badly.

You acted in a way that had a bad influence on you or your loved ones, and you can’t seem to shake the feeling of guilt and remorse for what you did.
We’ve all been in that situation.

Some of us are currently experiencing it and allowing it to affect us in every way conceivable.
If you stay in this scenario, you’ll only end up in the enormous, dark realm of R.E.G.R.E.T.S.

Regrets occur when you live a life that falls short of your potential. Something occurred, or did not occur, in the manner that you desired. Either you did or did not do anything as it should have been done.
And you want to roll back the clock and start all over again more than anything else in the world.

You’re harming yourself and your self-worth, resulting in more stress and despair. You kept re-enacting scenarios in your head, thinking about all the things you may have said or done. This is a terrible predicament. Isn’t that so?

Worst of all, hiding behind excuses when life doesn’t go as planned. This will only make you a loser rather than a winner.
Regret is a dreadful place to be in, and you won’t be able to get out of it if you choose to stay there.
What good does it do you to go through life blaming yourself every day?

Regrets Free Life is both possible and necessary for your survival.
Regrets frequently come with tremendous lessons and even greater promise for life if we challenge our perspective.
So, how can you get out of this situation?

Three steps to free yourself from regret and live a life full of possibilities and joy.

1. Take action with a specific goal in mind and take advantage of your regrets.

Instead of acting out of fear, acknowledge your weakness and nurture it until it begins to guide you wisely. You build a sense of judgement when you address your flaws. Take some time to write in your journal. What did you learn from your failures, and how can you use that knowledge to better plan your next step? Every blunder is a gold mine of knowledge. When you make a mistake, look at it as a learning opportunity and take creative action, and everything will fall into place as planned. When you make a mistake, look at it as a learning opportunity and take creative action, and everything will fall into place as planned. Remind yourself that regrets aren’t real. They’re only notions in our heads that are fueled by low self-esteem.

2. Keep in mind that the past is permanent and the future is unpredictable.

Accept that the past cannot be changed. Being present in the moment is essential. You can’t change what has already happened. Take what you’ve learned and use it to help you improve. Allowing past experiences to handicap you in the present and future is not a good idea. Reframe the past as a source of knowledge. Do not keep it in your possession indefinitely. Consider the regret in a negative light and live a life that is purposeful.

3. Apologies and Forgive

Don’t let regret and anger keep you a prisoner of bad ideas. Apologize to those who trusted you and accept responsibility for your mistakes. This is the most difficult aspect, but it is crucial. We all make errors; don’t be too hard on yourself for setting such high standards for yourself that you feel obligated to be “correct” all of the time.

Every one of us has something in our memory bank that we wish we could change. You don’t have to beat yourself up all the time over your regrets. You have the option of not allowing your present and future to suffer as a result of it.
Life is never lived backwards, therefore practise these three things every day to stay focused on the present and future and let nothing dim your light.

Share in the comments what has helped you overcome regrets in your life.

Published by Vichitra

Hi, I am Vichitra. I love learning from life everyday. Welcome to my space! I sleep with thoughts on my mind and notepad by my side. I find writing as a way to express anything and everything that is flooding my mind.I believe there is always a bright blue Sky on the other side of dark clouds. You are at a right place, if you believe in this too. I'm such a "look at the sky", "look at the sunset", "look at the moon", "stay in the car to listen to the rest of the song” type of a person. I'm sure you will enjoy my thoughts here. Mind, Thoughts, Feelings, & Life are my dearest words :) Cheers!

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