Manage episode 267559840 series 2445206
Should’ve… Could’ve… Would’ve
…I should have taken that other job. Should have talked to my friends before I spent all that time and energy. I could have bought the blue one instead of the black one. I should have just left it alone.
Most of us have things that we regret, or wish were different in our lives, however it is both our good and bad decisions that mould us into who we are today.
A great piece of advice that I was given is to “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
Easier said than done.
So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Toss Away The ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day:
Today is the day that we write down our “could haves” and “should haves” on a piece of paper and then throw that list into the trash or fireplace. Then we make the pledge: “From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past—the past is history that I can’t change. I can do something about the present—I choose to live in the present.”
Or you can try this, write down these headings on a piece of paper:
The Role I Played
The Effect That The Regret Has On My Life
Valuable Lessons That I Have Learned
What Will Happen If I Continue To Hold On To The Regret
What Will My Life Be Like If I Release The Regret
Steps I Can Take To Release The Regret
Steps I Can Take To Prevent Myself From Making The Same Mistake/Poor Choice
This exercise can take some time, but it can help us to learn from our past and release the regret that we have, so that we can move forward into a healthier space.
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