Regrets play on our mind. We all have thoughts that just won’t go away. How often do we catch ourselves thinking about the path not taken? How different could things be if only we hadn’t made that mistake? The important thing is to not let these regrets negatively influence our mental health and the way in which we choose to live our lives today.
It’s easy to rush a decision and regret its consequences. Now, when I have a choice to make, I ask myself the question: What will I regret more – taking a punt and it not paying off or never giving it a go, and living in a state of “what might have been”?
Regret is a powerful emotion, but it doesn’t have to be a negative one; if we can use it as an agent of change to alter our perspective and to create a better future, then it is worth all the suffering.