"Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in" Katherine Mansfield
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We can regret many things in life like the choices that we made, the career decisions that we made, some of the purchases that we did, but could have been avoided.
Can we do anything to change the past? certainly not. We can only make ourselves more miserable and submerge in the grief. Instead , forgive yourself and move on.
Forgiving yourself is not as easy as it sounds. It can be the most difficult thing to do.
I read this book from Neil Pasricha , You are Awesome. The author gives three prompts that can be used in the morning to help you let go of your regrets. It has been a big take away for me from this book.
Here is the two minute morning practice that Neil recommends. Every Morning grab an index card or a journal and write these three prompts,
- I will let go of.....
- I am grateful for......
- I will focus on.....
I tried this for the last one month. And believe it or not, it really helped me make my day more pleasant and positive.
Studies have shown that when you welcome your day with a positive mindset, it results in higher productivity and higher creativity.
You feel so relieved and liberated when you write down and complete the three prompts. By following the above simple technique , I make my day more meaningful and stay in the moment.
How about you?