Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day
The third Saturday in July celebrates a day to stop the "should haves" and "could haves." When we focus on what we didn't do, we're not only wasting time that could be spent doing something productive, but we're also making ourselves feel lousy. Regret is a useless emotion that doesn't change anything, and self-pity just keeps us stuck in the past. So let's focus on the present and make the most of what we have.
When it comes to self-improvement, it can be tempting to focus on all the things we should have done differently in the past. We might beat ourselves up for not working hard enough, for not being more organized, or for not taking better care of our bodies.
However, dwelling on these "should have"s is a useless exercise that only leads to regret and self-pity. It's important to remember that the past cannot be changed, and focusing on what we could have done differently won't help us in the present.
It's much more productive to focus on what we can do now to improve our lives. Instead of beating ourselves up for not working out in the past, we can focus on making a commitment to exercise regularly from this day forward. We can also make an effort to be more organized and efficient with our time, and we can resolve to eat healthier and take better care of our bodies.
Making positive changes in the present will help us to lead happier and more successful lives, rather than dwelling on the past and feeling regretful or sorry for ourselves. So let's focus on the here and now, and make the most of what we have!