Reclaim Your Dreams
Allow yourself a period to grieve over the situation, but then start to reclaim your dreams. We can't change the facts like gaining weight, taking back a hurtful word or losing a triathlon. Yet, you can reclaim the essential experiences that you missed, author Martha Beck shared with Oprah.com. By reclaiming your health, loving the person you hurt and celebrating the fact that you registered for the triathlon will help your disappointment. "Reclaim the essence of anything you regret losing, you'll find it—often sooner than you think, in ways, you would never have expected." Approaching regret this way does make the picture much clearer.