I’ve written before:
Regret is a dis-ease of the past. Worry is a dis-ease of the future. Ease into the now.
Why is this important?
The stress we often feel is due to unchecked regret and worry. We judge ourselves for decisions made and opportunities missed. We doubt our capabilities for handling future events.
In states of worry and regret there is no space for relief. The now is incredibly important because it is where self-compassion awaits.
The next time you feel overwhelmed by thoughts of the past and the future, ask “What is the most compassionate thing I could do for myself right now?” Then, go do it.