Lately I found myself in a vicious circle of Regret and Pain.
Why Do I regret? Am I not happy with my Current life? or I am just comparing my real Life with “could be” Life?
I think the second answer is correct because I am happy, I have reasons to celebrate, I have people to laugh with, things to joy for.
We normally regret on 2 things:
- Things we could not control
- Things we could control
But now, we cannot control both. It is already over- good or bad.
I have found this great checklist having “Some of the biggest regrets people have” at Reflection from me
- I quit the Job I struggled for, to be with my Family.
If I would not- I would not be happier than I am today.
- Loosing precious things
If I did not- I would not have learned to keep them safely now.
- I am still there (w.r.t. Salary) where I was 5 years back.
If I would not- I would not be able to spend quality time with my Kid.
- Not letting go of petty arguments.
If I did not- I would not be able to wake up fresh every morning.
- Not spending enough time with parents or grandparents whilst we had the chance.
If I would not have left my dream Job- I would be away from the ones I love and the ones who Love me.
- Not looking after our physical or mental health.
I regret the days I do not spend mornings doing exercise- But does it help? No, it doesn’t. Better option would be to not repeat it daily.
- Hanging on to hurt and disappointment.
Yes, my favorite(not literally). I do it often. I hurt people, not strangers but my loved ones- I hurt them by my words and then myself by regretting on it.
- Not following our passions.
I wasn’t and it was making me sad. But now, I break the barriers and start following my passion.
- Thinking only more money or power would make us happy.
If only Money could make me happy then Why I wasn’t happy when I was away from my Family and was earning Good.
- Putting material items before quality time spent with loved ones.
I never want to regret this. This is why I keep weekends Work-free.
There are few things which I could control it before it happened, but I did not.
There are people who does all bad and do not regret. Click & Tweet! I regret because I want to change and not to stick with it. I want to move on without any baggage on my mind and heart.
I am forgiving myself for all the Bad I have said, for all the wrong decisions I took (Wrong as I see them but may be right for me), for all the lies I said, for all the bitterness I carried.
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