I regret not having learned earlier in life that I shouldn’t dwell on things from the past
For those of you who didn’t get it - that was a joke! But seriously… The past is history and tomorrow is a mystery and all you ever really have is right now. It is a gift and that is why they call it the present.
All of my regrets come from living in the past. All of my worries, fears, or anxieties come from living in the future. When I am living in the now I usually feel pretty good. This doesn’t mean I can ignore the fact that I have made mistakes in the past or that I have bills to pay in the future. it just means I don’t give those things the kind of attention that causes me grief any more like I used to when I was younger.
My mother gave me The Power of Now by Eckert Tolle and it really changed my perspective on things for the better. I would recommend it to anyone who has regrets from the past or worries about the future.