One of the most toxic feelings that can blunt your emotional well-being is regret. I've been afflicted with regretful thoughts, which I've worked hard to push from the front-burner of my brain.
Regrets do nothing but fill you with negative emotions. You took a certain path and that's that; you can't go back and change history. You might think regrets can teach you how to not make the same mistake twice, but who knows if going down that other fork in the road would have lead to success or happiness? That's a prediction no one can confidently make.
Instead of letting regretful anxiety run rampant, appreciate all you've accomplished so far. Isolate what has made you happy in all aspects of your life. That kind of exercise will do much more for your emotional health than wondering what could've or should've happened years ago.
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