What have you done in your life that you wish you hadn't? Some might call these regrets. Perhaps you said something you wish you hadn't. Maybe you didn't do something you wish you had. Maybe you had a job or relationship you'd like to have skipped. Or perhaps you have regretted not because of what you've done but because you got caught.
But, would you be who you are today without having done the things you wish you hadn't? What have you learned about yourself when reflecting on your regrets? How have you changed?
Or, are you perpetuating a regret because you haven't changed? Maybe asking about regrets illuminates your current situation? What can you learn about yourself in this case? What feelings overshadow regret and keep you from improving yourself or your situation?
How might you preemptively eliminate regret in your life?
If you buy that thing you can't afford and later regret it, what could you have done differently? If you beat yourself up when you don't workout, what can you leverage to get to the gym? If you feel confident and empowered when you eat healthily, how can you use those feelings to bypass the cookies?
Can you remember your relief after correcting a regretful decision? How can you use your experience to make decisions you won't regret in the future?
And how might regret ignite compassion within you? (Hint: Remember, we ALL have regrets)
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