8 Ways to Get Over a Regret and Move On
Who hasn’t made a mistake? Who hasn’t done something in life that they regret? A wrong decision, a wrong move or simply not being there for your friends and family when they needed you can really leave you feeling sad at some point of time. When you are sitting all by yourself and start looking into your past or if there is something that bothers you, something you regret, it can be quite a bad feeling. You end up feeling low, sad, lonely, tortured and even depressed at times.
Everyone has regrets. But as they say, don’t let your past rule your present and ruin your future.
Here are 8 ways in which you can get over your regret and move on:
1. Learn from Your Mistake
Well, what’s done is done. There is no way you can go back into your past and change it. If you could, you would. But it’s not going to happen. The best way to deal with it to use it as a teaching tool. What doesn’t break you makes you strong. Use your mistake as a teaching tool and let it guide you for your future.
2. Identify Your Weakness
Many times, things we do and regret later stem out of our weaknesses. Understand that it is natural to make mistakes and everyone has weaknesses. But if your weaknesses make you do things you end up regretting, it’s about time you identified and addressed them.
3. Practise Adapting
Many times, you are not able to adapt and adjust to new environment and circumstances and end up taking decisions that you regret later on. A way to get past this is to practice adapting. Learn to adapt to changes and different situations in life that may come unannounced.
4. Focus on What You can Control
When you focus on things that are not under your control, chances are you will usually remain discontent and do things in haste that you will regret later. Instead, focus on situations that you can control and get past your regret.
5. Nothing is Permanent
The day you understand that nothing in life is permanent is that day, most of your worries and regrets in life will start to fade away. You will learn to look at the other side of the coin and forgive yourself for decisions you regret and give yourself a new chance.
6. Accept Responsibility
When you let someone else be responsible for your life and the decisions that you should be making for yourself, chances are you will regret allowing someone else to take that responsibility. Learn to get better at accepting responsibility and being in charge. It will give you a sense of worth and a direction in life.
7. Nurture Your Relationships
When you are young and carefree, you take relationships for granted. You end up hurting people who love and care for you. And at times, feel there is no one actually there for you because you didn’t nurture your relationships well, while you were busy making a career. Never too late. Evaluate your relationships and nurture them.
8. Change Your Thinking
And at last, nothing can help you get over regrets from your past and move on in life until you change your thinking and allow yourself a new chance.
It is human to make mistakes and the best way to deal with them is to take a lesson and forgive yourself and move on.