It’s eight o’clock in the evening and you’re lying in your bed, excited to rest after a long tiring day. You whisper a prayer and close your eyes, and then suddenly you remember all the wrong choices you made in your life. All the things that you should’ve done and all the words you should’ve said, and then realize that there’s nothing you can do.
Have you ever experience it? Having regrets? And thinking about it every time you go to bed, over and over again. Sometimes you ask yourself, can you avoid these things to happen? Is there any guide or rules that you can follow? Lucky for you, because you’re already reading it!
Here are the three golden rules you should remember so you could avoid life regrets:
Change Your Perspective
Is your glass half empty or half full? An optimist will say that it’s half full while a pessimist will say that it’s half empty. The way you see things in life depends on your perspective, and to avoid regrets, you need to settle your point of view first.
Instead of thinking that you have many problems, why not consider them as challenges?
Challenges that will make you the person you’re supposed to be, challenges that will give you opportunities to grow. Always remember to look for a silver lining in every situation and believe that everything happens for a reason, whether it’s for your own benefit or for the benefit of others.
To avoid regrets, always remember that all the little details that happened or will happen in your life will eventually make sense in the right time.
Learn to Accept
There’s no such thing as perfect life, there will always be struggles and a lot of crying in the process. And do you know the secret to avoid regret? It’s to learn to accept.
Life is a learning process, and every choice that you make will affect your life. Instead of regretting the choices that you’ve made, learn to accept that it’s already done. It happened because it is destined to happen.
Live in the Moment
Why worry about the future if nobody knows what will happen? Why not think about the present and live in the moment?
Almost everyone that I know are working hard to build a better future. There’s no arguing for this, you really need to invest for your future to make sure that you can have the life that you wanted. But sometimes when you’re too busy building your future, you forget to live in the present.
Those dinners with your family, movie nights with your friends, and trips that you’ve missed, you’ll never gonna have it back. And those are the regrets that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
The goal in life is just simple, make your life meaningful and find your purpose. Cherish every moment, make memories from your happy days and lessons from your mistakes. To avoid regrets you just have to accept yourself and remember, you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes.