10 Ways to Release Regrets

Accept Endings as Natural

When we are faced with an uninvited ending, it’s often our impulse to lash out at others or blame ourselves. That’s because we buy into the false belief that there is something wrong with endings—that they are unnatural. Take a cue instead from sages the world around who tell us that endings are a natural part of life’s cycles of change and transformation. Endings, in fact, can help us grow.

Tip: When you see an ending headed your way—whether the end of a job, relationship, or way of life—resist the temptation to greet it with bitterness. Instead, know that for some reason you need to turn off the road you are traveling on and take another route. Don’t continually look back or hang your head as if you are being punished. Expect that your new adventure will, in its own time, reveal its reward.

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