Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often a feeling of sadness, shame, embarrassment, depression, annoyance, or guilt, after one act in a manner and later wishes not to have done so.

A feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over an occurrence or something that one has done or failed to do.  You’re damaging yourself – your low self-worth causes increased stress and depression. Living a life tainted by regret is a burden carried by far too many. Immersed in the circumstances of the past, you are blind to hope and chained to thoughts of how things might have been you’re damaging your … Prolonged regret however can interfere with all areas of your life – relationships, career, health, etc. Find your mantra. Well, because it feels awful, and feeling awful does not support the co-creation of an awesome life. Regret keeps you in the past, and when you are consistently looking behind you, you do not notice what is right in front of you. And, when you are hanging out in regret, you may be feeling depressed.

You behaved in a way that negatively impacted you, a situation, or the people you love. You can’t let go of the guilt and self-loathing for what you did. You believe you must be a bad person. You’re feeling stuck, undeserving of love and happiness, and downright fraudulent.


imagesAs we get older we carry regrets, shame and remorse about things we’ve done and things we’ve failed to do. … You can torment yourself by mulling over past regrets and wallowing in shame and self-loathing but it is a completely futile exercise because no amount of wallowing can change the past.

There are many kinds of regret, and along with the if-only thought, any kind of regret will only stop you from progressing and living a better life.

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What does deep regret mean?

A feeling of sorrow, disappointment, distress, or remorse about something that one wishes could be different. 2. A sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone or passed out of existence: “We have both had flashes of regret for those vanished, golden people”



Psychologists know that chronic regretful thinking is unhealthy. If you continue riding the escalator down to deep regret, you’ll start feeling depressed, anxious, or both. Simple day-to-day joyful possibility will be tainted by the shadow of melancholy. And in your body, you’re triggering a subtle but persistent


“People with severe life regrets had more cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion, coughs, sneezing, fever and headaches,” says Concordia researcher Isabelle Bauer, now a clinical psychologist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.


  1. Step One: Look for the lessons. Take some time to do some journaling about what you learned from whatever it is that you are regretting. …
  2. Step Two: Take action. Regret keeps us stuck in the past, so ask yourself what you need to do right now to support yourself in moving forward. …
  3. Step Three: Forgive yourself


Remind yourself that there is nothing you can do about the past. Regret is a ghost, wasted energy and unfulfilling. You can, however, take action now to prevent future regrets. Set bold goals during retirement and work steadily to achieve them


Practice daily affirmations. An affirmation is a positive statement to encourage, uplift you, and make you more compassionate towards yourself. Having compassion for yourself makes it easier to empathize and forgive your past-self, which can reduce feelings of regret. Tell yourself, write, or think the affirmations.




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