Criticism, regret and other unfavourable emotions have their use in small doses.
Like a shot of vodka, they can be all we need sometimes to get ourselves going. But once you start throwing your head for the tenth time, you’re going nowhere, and soon.
These emotions work in the same way. They can be painfully immobilising.
It’s easy to spot the alcoholic, their appearance and demeanour the give away.
Unfortunately, some of us hide our habit of bingeing on certain thoughts till they harm us.
If you’re a person that spends a lot of time on regrets, or always comparing yourself to others, then this is for you.
Ask yourself if your energy is better spent on the present and future than the past and things out of your control.
If so, it’s time to break the habit and forgive.