Is it productive to regret the hours, days, months, even years you spent stressed out of your mind? The days you were worried about world events that you had no influence on? That you could never even hope to influence? The days when you were anxious over your career’s trajectory? Nervous about your finances and the debt you got yourself into? Or the relationships that you let get the best of you?
You made the choice to stay stressed out, to worrym and regret. You knew it was time wasted but you could say you couldn’t stop yourself.
Remind yourself: That is time you will never ever get back.
And remind yourself the next time you start regretting your past: You make the choice to learn the lesson or not.