12 Ways That Leave No Room For Guilt and Regret
- The first thing to remember is guilt and regret are the ways in which we torture the self. So, we need to get rid of them for our own good.
- It’s important to live consciously. For it’s the unconscious mind where guilt and regret keep digging deep.
- Be aware when guilt or regret is felt. But don’t try to supress them or keep dwelling in them with negative thoughts and certainly not with more guilt and regret.
- Don’t allow them to stay long and be comfortable.
- Should your thoughts drift towards the negative, pull yourselves back and immediately switch to a different line of thinking. Something more positive and constructive. If you can’t, try reading something positive immediately. Distract guilt and regret.
- Tell yourself – “mistakes happen, and here is my opportunity to learn something important from them.”
- Think not about what makes you feel guilty or regretful. That’ll make you feel worse. Think about the learning from it, the bigger picture, the wisdom you can gain from the mistake, which makes you feel guilty or regretful. Just focus on the learning. Strengthen the same.
- Make sure you feel positive about this learning rather than feeling miserable about the event that led to the guilt or regret or even the very guilt and regret.
- Let the cause for any guilt or regret be where it belongs, in the past, dead and buried. Don’t drag it into the present. Stop yourself from thinking about it by using willpower and awareness.
- Accept that mistakes happen to make you wiser, not peaceless or unhappy with guilt or regret.
- Don’t carry the burden of your mistakes in the form of guilt or regret. Allow your mistakes to make you a better person by becoming a better person and not someone buried under guilt or regret. Remember, when you don’t learn and change, you will be hounded by more guilt and regret.
- Appreciate yourself when you learn from your mistakes. A little appreciation will help you adopt a more positive approach way faster, particularly the next time a mistake happens. It will leave little or no room for guilt or regret.