Regret is a horrible feeling. One of the worst. But those feelings can be incredibly helpful if you use them to make a difference moving forward. If I could turn back the clock, there are definitely more than a few things which I would do differently given the chance. But I try not to regret the decisions I made. Chances are, I took each decision for the right reason at the time. .
If missed opportunities are your regret, then turn this into a lesson that you must not let opportunities slip through your fingers again. If you look back and cringe at something you said or did in the past, then feel encouraged by how far you’ve come since then. .
Where social media is concerned, I think it’s a really interesting exercise to look back at the earliest post on any given feed. This is an idea discussed with . Look back at your earliest posts and instead of cringing at how bad they are, use them as a benchmark for how much you have you learnt and have much you have evolved since then.
I’m so tempted to delete my first block of posts. But I’m not going to. It feels a bit like ripping up my very uncool schoolgirl photos (which are too many to dwell on). Instead I use them to remind myself of where I was, where I have been and although far from perfect, how content I should feel with where I am now. 👍🏼