If you wish to avoid guilt and regret, you need to get better at making good choices.
This means as choices present themselves, which is pretty much all the time, you need to be aware of what options you have.
Take as much time as you have to think about what you’d like. The more time you take the better your decision is likely to be.
When thinking of the options you have, factor in potential consequences too.
This whole process might only take a few seconds, or potentially hours (cumulatively) depending on the depth of the choice you need to make.
The good news is that time spent upfront will reduce or remove the time potentially spent in regret or worry in the future.
If you learn to make decisions you can be happy with and stand by, then life becomes far more enjoyable.
You won’t be wasting your time later down the line wishing you’d done something different. You’ll know you made the best decision you could at the time, based on the information you had.
That knowledge enables confidence and enables you to make the choices that are necessary to live well.
Making good choices feels empowering & a life without regret boosts wellbeing.