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“Ruminating on regrets is not the way to avoid future regrets.” – Terri Cole



Do you find yourself ruminating on past decisions, actions, or conversations?

How much time do you spend regretting these past experiences? If the answer is more time than I would like, then this episode is for you. I am covering why we hold onto regrets, the high cost of regret, and why we should let regrets go. Most importantly, you will learn how to let go of your regrets with a five-step reflection exercise.


  • 3:50 Why are we predisposed to having regrets?
  • 8:00 Be compassionate with yourself when you make mistakes
  • 10:30 Decide to learn from your mistakes rather than ruminating on them
  • 12:40 Five steps to stop obsessing over past mistakes
    • 12:40 Identify a regret
    • 13:00 Reflect on your reasons for regretting the mistake
    • 13:35 Write the rationale for your past actions from the perspective of a supportive friend
    • 15:00 Consider what you might do differently now if you were in the same situation again
    • 15:15 Focus your attention on what you can actually change today!

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