Should’ve… Could’ve… Would’ve
It can be hard to release the regret. We replay situations.
…I should have taken that other job.
…Should have talked to my friends before I spent all that time and energy. With that, 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.
What we can do is learn from our past and try not to make the same mistakes again. We need to release the regret that we hold on to. Click to tweet
Release The Regret
July 17th 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. 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.” It is about releasing and letting go of the regret.
Beverly’s Strategy For Celebrating Toss Away The ‘Could Haves’ and ‘Should Haves’ Day:
I like this recommended activity to release the regret….simply write down on a piece of paper:
- My Regrets
- 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 Can Take To Prevent Myself From Making The Same Mistake/Poor Choice
Release The Regret Quote for the Day:
“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!