Regrets and How To Avoid Them

Regret comes in different forms—whether it’s in the form of an experience or a choice made, a person or a thing, regrets may come as life goes.

Here are 4 ways to deal with: (It’s not written well. Here are 4 ways to avoid having regrets then the first line is you can’t. Then previously she said they can be avoided.)

  1. Understand that you can’t completely avoid them.

Before you get your pitchforks and start chanting how misleading the title is, let me just say that regrets can never be avoided. Cliché as it sounds, regret is a rough road we sometimes must take. It’s part of a learning process one that teaches you how to value your decisions and choices in life.

  1. Accept your mistakes once they have been made.

Turning your back from your regrets will not make them disappear. Think of it as watching a horror movie, the more you stop covering your eyes because of fear, the more you will absorb the fact that it isn’t real. Just like facing your regrets— the more you face them and accept the mistakes have been made, the stronger and better you get. Not only will it lessen that kick-in-the-gut feeling, but it will also focus on the next best thing: learning. Embracing the fact that you regret doing one thing is a way of saying that it is not the end of things rather it’s a beginning of making mistakes to learn from. I think it makes everything better then.

  1. Learn from them.

Life lessons are often learned the hard way. Learning from our regrets doesn’t always guarantee that you will not make the same mistakes again, but it will help you become wiser when it comes to making choices. Make mistakes, regret them, but make sure to also pick yourself up when you do.

I’ve had my fair share of regrets. It’s been a companion of mine for the past few years and looking back now, I see them as lessons and as challenges; well-learned lessons for a young adult trying to find her place in the world by making choices that will shape her life and a challenges that will build up her confidence to begin anew.

The one thing I learned about regrets?

It helps you grow.

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