How Can You Live Your Life without Regret
Category : Happiness
How Can You Live Your Life without Regret ?
Have you ever regretted cheating on someone, not taking a second chance on love, not taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity, or allowing someone or something to hold you back, as if you were scared and frozen from the negative experience? Chances are, at least one of those things has gotten in the way of living life to the fullest.
No one wants to live life regretting the many things you did do, or didn’t have the courage to do. Sometimes we don’t take advantage of situations for fear of what might happen should we take a risk. Use this guide to help you avoid regretting a moment of your life, and as a result, live the best life possible!
Conquering regret is all about control—what can you control in this moment and what can’t you? Health, a boyfriend/girlfriend’s actions, job security, how much you put into your savings account, a perfect cup of coffee—some are in your control, some aren’t.
There is one thing you definitely can control—your thoughts!
Focus on living life in the moment, and consciously choosing to take charge of your life. Some of the ideas below may seem silly to you, but each of these acts allows you to be in control. The more you take charge, the less regret will have a chance to seep into your life.
Some Ways to Seize the Day
Shake up some things in your life—focus on doing something outside the norm of your existence. If you go to the same store every other day, choose a different one. Take a different exercise class that will invigorate you, or try going vegetarian if you have been contemplating it but haven’t been sure you could actually do it!
Sing in the shower, and continue in the car! Sing to your heart’s content—it’s a release from any kind of negative emotion you’re dealing with and very healing to do at the start of your day. Laugh, sing and have a happy, can-do attitude all day long!
Dress to impress. Look as good as you think you can possibly look—then take it up another notch! Get your hair done, buy a new outfit for your Monday work day, and walk with confidence.
Do something you think you just can’t do. Impress yourself with a loud, over-the-top, guts-or-glory situation that allows you to be scared … just a little bit. Envy yourself for a change by applying for a position with a steep learning curve, or stop eating sugar just to see the change in your body and energy level.
A Few Last Words
Regret is common, but when you are able to focus on new and improved ways to transform how you think, act and behave, you can actually nip the fear in the bud. Use these suggestions to feel empowered, gain confidence and courageously pave your own way in life!