When experiencing a time of change, it’s hard to live your present moment as you should. Regularly, you find yourself caught between one of two time periods:
• Living in the past (if I’d only done __ (fill in the blank), I wouldn’t be __.(fill in the blank))
• Living in the future (One day I’ll __.(fill in the blank))
While caught between the two in your thought life, you experience the following emotions: regret, resentment, frustration, and fear. This is not the most productive way to spend your moment.
Why? You can’t change the past, and you can’t control the future.