Regret is a feeling of sadness or feeling sorry about something that has happened or about something done by you or something you were not able to do.
What is Regret?
Regret is a negative psychological/emotional expression that includes faulting ourselves for a terrible result, feeling misfortune or distress at what might have happened, or wishing we could fix a past decision that we made. For adolescents, regret can be a good feeling or useful as it will make them take corrective actions and avoid mistakes. Perhaps the most consistently experienced sentiment is a failure or emotional pain caused by something done or experienced in the past, accompanied by a desire that it was different.
Types of Regret
In general, Regret is divided into "two types". The first is "regret by activity," and the second one is "regret by inaction."
Regret by activity is regretting a choice or decision that was made previously. For example, I regret doing something because it gave me adverse results in either the short or long term. Regret by inaction is a regret caused by a lack of decision or for doing nothing.
How would you manage the feeling of disappointment?
Quite possibly, the most often experienced feeling is a disappointment. If used properly, it can help you become the kind of individual you need to be. Don't recall the past as Impressions of dissatisfaction can arise from looking back on past behaviors & decisions and believing that having a different choice could lead to a better outcome.
What can we do to cope with Regret?
Steps to Turn Regret into Self-Improvement
Regret is an emotional mechanism. Believing that one contemplates missing opportunities, regret becomes ugly and can inhibit growth. On the other hand, if regret reminds us that our time is short and opportunities can be temporary, it helps us make an effort to live well.