Throw it in the Jar
I once saw a beautiful canister that was labeled “regrets.” The idea was that you’d write down your regret, put it in the jar, and forget about it. This suggestion is grounded in research. A new study from Ohio State University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain found that when a person writes an unwanted thought down on paper and throws the paper away, he or she mentally discards the thought. I am going to set aside two jars: one in which to toss my “regrets” and one titled “next time” that holds positive steps of action I can replace with the regret.