The Challenge: Write down your biggest regret. Now, burn it.
So, here’s the funny thing about Day 1: I don’t really believe in regret. I created this list, and I decided to put this challenge at the top, so it would seem I have some big regret to unload, but I don’t. I swear.
Yes, if I could do things over, I would make some different decisions, but I believe all of my mistakes have allowed me to grow and become a better person, so I don’t regret any of them.
Since I strive to live a life without regret, it was really difficult to come up with one for this challenge, but after much thought and self-honesty, I settled on a good one. I won’t discuss it here because the point of this challenge is not to perpetuate the feeling of regret by sharing it, but to let got of it forever. So I wrote it down on some pretty blue paper and torched it.
Honestly, I didn’t feel a huge change right away. Maybe because I was so focused on taking a photo of my burning regret without burning down my apartment. But, now, a few hours later, when I remember that pile of ashes, I feel peaceful, lighter, good.
How about you?
Tomorrow’s challenge: Avoid the news.