move on + do better

I have had this thing that if I knew I did wrong—you know, being human and all—it’d gnaw at me and ruin my sleep. So even when I’ve apologized and/or did everything in my power to rectify a situation, the quiet wee hours of the night’d come and I’d still be replaying the scene with different endings.

They have a technical term for that: useless.

But I haven’t done that in a while. And I’ve been getting ample, peaceful sleep. Yay me.




16 thoughts on “move on + do better

  1. Congrats! I suffered from the same affliction until I was so exhausted, my brain basically screamed STOP! If I can’t change what was, it’s useless dwelling on it. 💜

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  2. This is something I still struggle with. Even after apologizing and fixing a mistake, I find myself still beating myself up for making the mistake in the first place. I’m working on it tho.

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    1. You recognize the issue, so you’re halfway there. There is such a weight lifted when you accept what you cannot change and truly apply yourself to be better and do better.

      Best of luck to you!

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  3. omg!! this speaks to my soul. I’m taking significant strides to forgive myself and move on, but its a journey! Thank you for speaking for US sis.

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  4. I use to suffer with this as well, sleepless nights of my emotions just all over the place from making what i felt was a mistake. I learn to pull my lesson out and apply it to the future.

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  5. I used to replay certain situations in my head all of the time. “I could’ve said or done this.” I don’t do that too much anymore. I can honestly say that I only have one regret that comes to mind in my life. And it’s not even a regret, just wish I was a little wiser at that time.

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  6. It’s awesome that you’ve managed to overcome this. I’m somewhat stuck at an impasse. I realize its important to move on. But sometimes I choose to feel a particular feeling from the past and channel it into my writing. It may come across as a little sadistic lol but it gets the job done.

    I might need a healthier writing process. Or not. We’ll see.

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