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People like to time travel in their heads. When we were kids, we would wish that we were grown-ups already. And when we become adults? Well, you know the answer.
Time travel happens all throughout our lives. When people are bored at work, they think about sitting at home watching TV. When they watch TV at home, they worry about work.
We end up wishing we had savored more of our time as it was. So instead, we should focus our time on being, rather than wishing. Take a moment right now, and enjoy the moment you are in.
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Regrets are a byproduct of living, experiencing, and going through the ups and downs of life. No matter your decision, there are always going to be other options that you subsequently turned down.
Instead of letting those feelings of regret weigh you down, use them to your advantage.
Research has found that 50 percent of happiness comes from our genes, while 40 percent comes from our daily thoughts and actions. That leaves only 10 percent from our actual life circumstances.
Having more doesn’t mean you’ll be happier. There will always be someone with more of what yo...
You act only based on all the information you have at the time. But sometimes, circumstances change so that when you look back, it seems like you should have made a different decision.
Stop being so hard on yourself. Based on your current situation at the time, you picked t...
We want everything — it’s human nature. We want money, recognition, fun, and good relationships. The problem is that there’s only so much time in the day and sacrifices are made.
If you look back and think that you should have had more fun, that’s proba...
Things could have taken a turn for the worse. It’s impossible to really know what our alternative realities are, for better or worse.
So, we have to make do with what’s in front of us and act based on what we know.
At one period in your life, you might focus on building a career. Then, your priority shifts to spending time with your family.
Wanting your past self to have spent time doing something else means placing your present set of values on your former self, which doesn’t make sense.
Nothing lasts forever, not even your problems. Stay positive.
How to deal with regrets, in order to move forward in life
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Thinking-time facilitates thoughtful big-picture solutions. It's also calming and gives us additional control over our life.
• Live in the “now”. Savor the gift of the present.
• Never sacrifice happiness for achievement.
• Savor the journey and live each day as your last.
• We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a p...
Yoga Nidra reveals to us that we always live in the present moment. The reality is only the limitless now. When we think about the past and the future, we fail to realize that when we were living in the past, it was now, and when we will live in the future, it will be now at that moment...
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