It’s important that you move past those perceived mistakes by looking at the situation with an objective mind. What was it you think you could have done in that situation? How would you have acted differently? Is it guilt that still drives you? Or do you truly think you would have turned out differently?
Hindsight is 20/20, right? It is always easier, knowing what you know now, to second guess how you would have handled things differently, but when you were in that situation, you may have had no way of knowing what the outcome would be. You need to really look at the situation and see what your real responsibility was. Most of the time, there really wasn’t anything you could have done to change the outcome of that moment.
So once you recognize the burden, how do you release it? You can start with some simple affirmations:
I am always safe taking chances, moving forward.
I love the opportunity to take chances to move forward in my life.
It is safe for me to move forward and take risks.
It is easy to take one step forward at a time.
I can move through this with grace and ease. The Universe always gives me what I need at the time.
Forgiving yourself is the first step to forgetting regret and making the change to become a healthier you.