Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Write or Die Wednesdays: Regrets I Have None


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Last week everyone shared their interpretation of the deep sea photo. We spoke of our fears of the deep ocean, the fearlessness of the diver and how it relates to our own lives (in other words, how we "touch the butt") and more. It was so much fun reading everyone's posts! If you missed it, you can still read the posts here.

This week's prompt is as follows:
What do you think of the saying "no regrets"? Do you think it is natural or conducive to have regrets? Do you think regret is a useless emotion? Do you have any regrets?


Happy writing!

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Regrets. What are regrets? The dictionary defines regret as: a feeling of sadness or disappointment about something that you did or did not do.

To me, regrets are dangerous. Regrets cause you to live in the past. Regrets cause uncertainty. Regrets can keep you up at night. Regrets will drive you crazy with the what if this, and what if that. I used to be consumed with regret. And to a person with anxiety, regrets add fuel to the already raging fire.

Am I a perfect person? Absolutely not. I have made plenty of mistakes. Little ones, big ones. Some that I would rather never think about again. But that's just it. Regrets prevent us from living an intentional life. If you're constantly agonizing about what you should have done, then all of your decisions become about looking back instead of looking forward. And I've found that living that way is just so exhausting and toxic.

“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it's like chasing clouds.” ― Libba Bray

I love that - chasing clouds. It's true. Regrets are just useless. Earlier this month, I talked about my goal for 2015: Wellness. And part of that wellness for me is not just physical well-being. But also mental and spiritual wellness. To look forward to the future, to just be content in the moment. I won't let the past hold me back.

Regrets? I have none.

Lyrics from "Regrets (I Have None)" by Meja

How do you feel about regrets? Please share your thoughts with us!




12 comments:

  1. I took a completely opposite stance on this topic but I love your perspective!

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  2. I actually cannot agree with you anymore, I feel like although we may have regrets, it is something we can no longer change, and no longer dwell over.. it just only allows us to live in the past, and not living life in the present!

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  3. I love that quote! I tried to tweet it, but it's too long! haha :) I feel the same way you do. Of course there are things in my past that I wish I had done differently. I actually address a couple of them in my post today. But if they had gone a different way, would I be where I am today? I like where I am today! This is a great topic, thanks lady! *erica*

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  4. EXACTLY. I feel like regret is such a negative emotion that only holds you back. it's happened, now what can you learn from it?

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  5. I don't believe in regrets either :-) X

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  6. I love that Libba Bray quote! I commend you on your intention to live in the current moment and put spiritual and mental wellness first. Excellent post!

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  7. I love this post SO MUCH. Beautiful. I love that you don't regret anything, what a tremendous blessing!

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  8. I think regrets are unavoidable for most of us, but I totally agree that they can be dangerous. It is what we do with the regrets that reveal what sort of person we are in that moment. I try not go to the dark place of "why did I...." and "what if...."

    I prefer to learn from them and move on. :)

    Love you, girl! And l love our little link-up!

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  9. I have a hard time with this. I don't want to have regrets but I do have a few.They're even things I've tried to fix but unfortunately it didn't work out. It's just something I need to learn to live with.

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  10. This is my first time visiting and participating. Love the quote.

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  11. Ughh I feel you so much on this. But it SUCKS! And then throw in anxiety with it all - I literally went on medication to get over it, ha! I'm so glad you're out from under that grey cloud now. Good luck on your wellness!

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  12. I think regrets is a phase you have to go through before you can get to acceptance. At least that's how it is for me. It's important because it makes you realize the value of something. I have regrets but I'm proud to say that they're just phase and so I know that I'll get pass it and I have. I think it's an essential stage/emotion and once you let go of it, you're wiser and you make better decisions.

    Excited to read all these articles and read different opinions and takes.

    How's your weekend so far? Hope you're having a blast. :)

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