I don’t think we always realize how much our past can weigh us down. If you take a moment and think about something you did or didn’t do that you really regret, notice where you feel it in your body. Your chest? Neck and shoulders? Gut?
We all have things we regret. We were young and foolish. Maybe we were mean before we knew better. Maybe we blame ourselves for a bad relationship or breakup. We wish we could take back the words we said.
Here’s the thing, though. If you’re looking back and you feel regret, that’s a sign that you’ve grown as a human. Think about the lessons you’ve learned since then. Realize that those experiences make you who you are today. Forgive yourself. Thank yourself. And let it go.