So you have gone and done it, what were you thinking? You did something, you made a bad decision and now you cannot stop thinking about it and feeling like you have just made the biggest mistake of your life.
Here is a five stop program that can help you to move forward and change this negative emotion into a positive outcome.
Step 1: Own it – accept that this was a decision or action you made at the time with the information you had. Until you can accept the action you cannot move forward.
Step 2: Understand it – Ask your self why you feel regret and what was you part in this decision. Why did you make this decision? Were you in control of the decision or the outcome? Why do you feel regret?
Step 3: Learn from it – So what could you have done differently, knowing what you know now? What would you change?
Step 4: Implement it – Now you know what you would do differently, how do you make sure that next time you will take a different course of action? Is it a mantra? Is it an action plan? It is a lifestyle change?
Step 5: Celebrate it – Yes, that is right. Celebrate the fact that you have changed a negative emotion into a positive outcome and next time Regret is knocking on your door you now what you need to do.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope in some small way it helps you move forward.